CNCPI english versionhttp://uk.cncpi.frCNCPIUKcncpi.fr60<![CDATA[September, 5 & 6, 2017 - Beijing (Pékin)PIAC 2017 - Patent Information Annual Conference of China]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2017_09_05-06_PIAC%202017_Visuel_ok_500.jpg" style="height:119px; width:500px" /></p> <p>The <strong>8th edition of PIAC</strong>, <em>Patent Information Annual Conference of China</em>, will be held in <strong>Beijing</strong> from <strong>5 to 6 September 2017 </strong>at the <strong>China National Convention Center</strong>, Floor 3, Tower C, No.7, Tianchendong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing , China.</p> <p><strong>PIAC </strong>will bring together senior executives and many professionals over two days of discussions on the latest news on intellectual property.<br /> PIAC will be the opportunity to exchange ideas and build relationships with the actors of intellectual property.</p> <p><strong>French Patent &amp; Trademark Attortneys</strong>, <em>Members of the CNCPI</em>, will be present on a stand and answer various problems submitted by visitors in this area.<br /> They will offer you a conference whose theme will be specified later.</p> <p>Program, <a href="http://www.piac-china.com/eng/Schedule_eng.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Website of the event, <a href="http://www.piac-china.com/eng/Index_eng.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2016_09_19-20_PIAC2016_pub%20CNCPI_500.jpg" style="height:366px; width:481px" /></p><![CDATA[WIPO - PCT Yearly Review 2017 - The International Patent System]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Publication of PCT Yearly Review 2017</strong><br /> Download the report, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_901_2017.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Data and graphs, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/activity/index.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em><span style="font-size:11px">Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></span></em></p><![CDATA[UPC - Call for Information – UPC Case Management System integration requirements]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />The <strong>UPC case management system </strong>is the lifeblood of the court&rsquo;s structure and its efficiency and reliability will be a key success factor.</p> <p>The UPC IT team setting up the case management system are keen to hear from business or service providers how you propose to integrate with the new Court&rsquo;s...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/call-information-upc-case-management-system-integration-requirements" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - Alberto Casado Cerviño to head new EPO Directorate-General Patent Granting Process]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>Administrative Council of the EPO</strong> has extended the portfolio of activities of <strong>Vice-President Alberto Casado Cervi&ntilde;o</strong>.</p> <p>He will head the new Directorate-General Patent Granting Process at the EPO, which results from an internal reorganisation.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170707.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[UPC - Case Management System]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />Note from the <strong>IT Working Group Coordinator</strong> &ndash; <strong>Dario Pizzolante</strong><br /> After uninterrupted efforts for the setup of the UPC IT systems, the UPC IT team is pleased to announce a major milestone in the implementation of the Case Management System (CMS). As of August 2017 and until the opening of the Court,...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/case-management-system" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[UPC - Update on Provisional Application Phase]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" /><strong>07 July 2017</strong></p> <p>The <strong>UK </strong>has deposited the document required to apply the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (PPA) with the depository for the UPC Agreement.<br /> This protocol will allow some parts of the UPC Agreement to be applied provisionally. Further information on those...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/update-provisional-application-phase" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - Businesses eager for Unitary Patent to start in early 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />Users voice strong support for the Unitary Patent package at conference in Munich<br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170607.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - Fast-track patent examination launched with Malaysia and the Philippines]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />On 1 July the <strong>EPO </strong>launched <strong>Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)</strong> pilot programmes with the <strong>patent offices of Malaysia and the Philippines</strong> to enable work-sharing and accelerated treatment of patent applications.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170704.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - Publication of the first ever Quality Report]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />A comprehensive report outlining a detailed set of quality indicators, it aims to increase transparency on the effects of that policy, while also serving as an additional instrument for the EPO to systematically monitor and improve its measures relating to quality assurance.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170705.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO publishes new policy brief on climate technologies and enhances cooperation with IRENA]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />In co-operation with the <strong>International Renewable Energy Agency</strong> (IRENA), the <strong>EPO </strong>has today published a new policy brief on the latest trends in climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs). The study provides evidence on the dissemination of CCMTs, with a focus on renewable energy technologies and reveals that inventive activity in CCMTs has been increasing globally over the past decade.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170703.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Introducing the Madrid Member Profiles Database]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />On May 21, 2017 WIPO launched the all-new Member Profiles Database at the annual INTA Madrid System Users&rsquo; Meeting.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/news/2017/news_0012.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review - 2017]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Download the Yearly Review 2017, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_901_2017.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[UPC - A Message from the Chairman, Alexander Ramsay – June 2017]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" /><strong>27 June 2017</strong> - As previously announced, the timetable for the start of the period of provisional application and the entry into force of the UPC Agreement is relying on the timely finalisation of national procedures concerning the ratification of the UPC Agreement (UPCA) and the participation in the Protocol on Provisional Application (PPA).</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/message-chairman-alexander-ramsay-june-2017" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[WIPO - Global Innovation Index 2017 - Top ranking countries]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Switzerland</strong>, <strong>Sweden</strong>, the <strong>Netherlands</strong>, the <strong>USA </strong>and the <strong>UK </strong>are the world&rsquo;s most-innovative countries, while a group of nations including <strong>India</strong>, <strong>Kenya</strong>, and<strong> Viet Nam</strong> are outperforming their development-level peers, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 co-authored by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).<br /> <br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0006.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - 2017 Inventor's Award Results]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />Exceptional inventors from <strong>Austria</strong>, <strong>Belgium</strong>, <strong>France</strong>, <strong>Germany</strong>, <strong>Italy</strong>, <strong>Morocco</strong>, the <strong>Netherlands</strong>, <strong>Spain</strong>, and the <strong>US </strong>receive European Inventor Award 2017 at ceremony in Venice</p> <p><br /> <strong>European Patent Office</strong> recognises inventors for outstanding achievements in the fields of medical diagnostics, satellite navigation, medical imaging, oil spill management and immunisation.</p> <p><em>EPO President</em> <strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> : <strong>&ldquo;These inventors have not only contributed to furthering technological development, their patented inventions have had a major social and economic impact.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><u>Industry</u><br /> <strong>Jan van den Boogaart and Oliver Hayden (Netherlands/Austria)</strong> - <strong>Rapid blood test for malaria</strong><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/press/european-inventor-award/2017/vandenboogaart.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><u>Research</u><br /> <strong>Laurent Lestarquit, Jos&eacute; &Aacute;ngel &Aacute;vila Rodr&iacute;guez, G&uuml;nter W. Hein, Jean-Luc Issler and Lionel Ries (France, Spain, Germany, Belgium)</strong> - Radio signals for better satellite navigation<br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/press/european-inventor-award/2017/lestarquit.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><u>Non-EPO countries</u><br /> <strong>James G. Fujimoto, Eric A. Swanson and Robert Huber (USA, Germany)</strong> - <strong>High resolution medical imaging (OCT)</strong><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/press/european-inventor-award/2017/fujimoto.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><u>Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)</u><br /> <strong>G&uuml;nter Hufschmid (Germany)</strong> - <strong>Super-sponge for oil spills</strong><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/press/european-inventor-award/2017/hufschmid.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><u>Popular Prize</u><br /> <strong>Adnane Remmal (Morocco)</strong> - <strong>Boosting antibiotics with essential oils</strong><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/press/european-inventor-award/2017/remmal.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><u>Lifetime achievement</u><br /> <strong>Rino Rappuoli (Italy)</strong> - <strong>Novel vaccines by gene analysis</strong><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/press/european-inventor-award/2017/rappuoli.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[WIPO - New this Month: Madrid System Webinars]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Do you want to learn more about WIPO&rsquo;s Madrid System ?</strong></p> <p>With our all-new interactive webinars, WIPO offers an expert look at how to obtain and manage your international trademark registration effectively and stay up to date with the latest Madrid System developments&mdash;all from the comfort of your home or office.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/news/2017/news_0011.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - Independent Survey confirms EPO No.1 for quality]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The annual benchmarking survey, published last week, shows that the <strong>EPO </strong>is rated top among the world&#39;s five largest patent offices (IP5) for patent quality and service by the 800 patent professionals surveyed.</p> <p><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170608_fr.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WTO - WTO issues 2017 Annual Report]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMC_WTO.gif" style="float:left; height:52px; margin:10px 15px; width:173px" />The <strong>WTO </strong>has published its <strong>2017 Annual Report</strong> covering the organization&rsquo;s activities in 2016 and early 2017. The Report opens with a message from Director-General Roberto Azev&ecirc;do, who looks back on a year marked by the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement and an important amendment to the WTO&rsquo;s intellectual property agreement as well as heightened engagement by a range of stakeholders in the activities of the WTO.</p> <p><br /> Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news17_e/anrp_31may17_e.htm" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>WTO, RAnnual Report</strong>, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/reser_e/annual_report_e.htm" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.wto.org/index.htm" target="_blank">WTO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[UPC – Timetable Update – June 2017]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />As announced after the last meeting of the<strong> UPC&rsquo;s Preparatory Committee </strong>on 15 March 2017, the timetable for the start of the period of provisional application and for the entry into force of the UPC Agreement is relying on the timely finalisation of national procedures concerning the ratification of...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/upc-timetable-update-june-2017" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[IP5 - World’s five largest IP offices celebrate ten years of co-operation]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_IP5_five%20IP%20Offices.jpg" style="float:left; height:75px; margin:10px 15px; width:211px" />Valletta, Malta, <strong>2 June 2017</strong> &ndash; The <strong>world&rsquo;s five largest intellectual property offices</strong> today commemorate ten years of co-operation to strengthen work-sharing, patent examination efficiency and quality, and the stability of patent rights for innovators around the world.<br /> The co-operation between the <strong>European Patent Office (EPO)</strong>, the <strong>Japan Patent Office (JPO)</strong>, the <strong>Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)</strong>, the <strong>State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO)</strong> and the <strong>United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)</strong> &ndash; commonly referred to as the IP5 &ndash; was established in 2007 in response to the increasing globalisation of the patent process marked by ever growing numbers of patent applications and companies increasingly filing their patents with multiple offices.</p> <p>The IP5 Joint Statement 2017, <a href="http://www.fiveipoffices.org/news/malta2017/ip-joint-statement.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.fiveipoffices.org/index.html" target="_blank">IP5</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WIPO - New and Improved Madrid e-Services : Madrid Monitor]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />As your gateway to the <strong>Madrid System</strong>, Madrid Monitor offers a simpler, more powerful and streamlined way to stay up-to-date on your trademark portfolio.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Easily track the progress of your international registration, keep an eye on competitors&rsquo; marks, and save and share your searches with this powerful new tool.</p> <p>Download the Madrid Monitor Quick Start Guide, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_madrid_monitor.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Monitor : Madrid e-services, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/monitor/index.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - EPO and Argentina sign co-operation agreement]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="height:60px; margin-left:15px; margin-right:15px; width:120px" />&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_INPI%20Argentina_120.png" style="height:100px; width:120px" /></p> <p>The <strong>agreement</strong> was signed by <strong>EPO </strong><em>President </em><strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> and <strong>INPI </strong><em>President </em><strong>D&aacute;maso Pardo</strong> during a visit to the EPO in Munich by an INPI delegation on 9 and10 May. It foresees joint activities in the areas of patent procedures, search, examination and automation, as well as use and exchange of patent data and databases.</p> <p>More informations, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170511.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[December, 7 & 8, 2017 - BrusselsIP Summit 2017]]><p><strong><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2017_12_07-08_IP%20Summit%202017_visuel_200dpi_500.jpg" style="height:256px; width:500px" /><br /> <br /> Premier Cercle</strong> organises every year the<strong> Intellectual Property Summit</strong> since 2004.</p> <p>The <strong>13th edition</strong> will take place in <strong>Brussels on December 7-8, 2017</strong>.</p> <p>This high-level conference gathers + 450 IP practitioners to discuss the timeliest IP issues and EU reforms related to <em>patent, copyright, trademark, design and new technologies</em>.</p> <p>The key figures: + 100 speakers, + 400 delegates + 30 IP hot topics discussed.<br /> <br /> This 2-day conference is the forum to discuss with worldwide experts on IP trends, attend innovative panels and discover the impact of new technologies on IP.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.ipsummit.info/presentation/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.ipsummit.info/" target="_blank">IP Summit</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[European Parliament - Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market - AMENDMENTS 1 to 81]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Draft opinion <strong>Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market</strong> - Opportunities and Challenges for Europe - AMENDMENTS 1 to 81 -<br /> Committee on Legal Affairs</p> <p>Read all Amendments, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&amp;reference=PE-602.771&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=EN&amp;secondRef=02" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en" target="_blank">European Parliament</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[European Parliament - Report - Proposal for a directive on uses of works and other subject-matter protected...]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council </strong>on certain permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (COM(2016)0596 &ndash; C8-0381/2016 &ndash; 2016/0278(COD)).</p> <p>Read the report, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+REPORT+A8-2017-0097+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en" target="_blank">European Parliament</a></em></span></p>