CNCPI english versionhttp://uk.cncpi.frCNCPIUKcncpi.fr60<![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[EPO - European Inventor Award 2017 finalists announced]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" /><strong>European Inventor Award 2017</strong></p> <p>The nominated inventors fight disease, take on some of the most pressing environmental issues and enrich our daily lives. The fifteen finalists for the European Inventor Award 2017, announced today by the European Patent Office (EPO), have strongly contributed to advancing technology and generating economic value and employment in Europe and beyond.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170426.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>In the Research category, <strong>Sylviane Muller</strong> represents France, <a href="http://www.epo.org/learning-events/european-inventor/finalists/2017/muller.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <em>French immunologist <strong>Sylviane Muller</strong> at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) pioneered the first treatment of its kind for the autoimmune disease known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Muller identified so-called CD4 T-cells as the main trigger behind lupus, and she discovered and synthesised a molecule which halts the progression of the disease, without supressing the body&#39;s immune system as other treatments do. Muller&rsquo;s innovations led to the development of the drug Lupuzor, which will be marketed through her start-up company ImmuPharma with an expected launch in 2018.</em><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</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><![CDATA[WIPO - WIPO Classification Guidelines Published]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />The recently published <strong>&quot;Examination Guidelines Concerning the Classification of Goods and Services in International Applications&quot;</strong>&nbsp; provide detailed guidance on WIPO&rsquo;s classification principles.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/news/2017/news_0005.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Examination Guideline, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/madrid/en/mm_ld_wg_15_rt/mm_ld_wg_15_rt_classification_guidelines_ib.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><![CDATA[WIPO - Guide to Completing the Most Frequently Used Forms]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Making the Most of the Madrid System, the quick and simple reference to completing Madrid forms, is now available in the three Madrid System working languages: English, French and Spanish.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <br /> This manual outlines practical tips on how to complete Madrid forms, including information concerning optional and mandatory fields. Essential Madrid System information, including filing, geographical expansion, renewal, and modification of several parameters of your international registration, is also included.<br /> Making the Most of the Madrid System also provides specific guidance on costs and method of payment relating to each transaction.</p> <p>Download the english Guide, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/madrid/en/forms/docs/making_the_most_of_the_madrid_system_mm_forms.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><![CDATA[June 26 to July 7, 2017 - StrasbourgCEIPI Summer School on Intellectual Property in Europe]]><p>For the 9<sup>th</sup> year in a row, the CEIPI is organizing a Summer School on IP in Europe. The courses will be held&nbsp;<strong>from June 26 to July 7, 2017.</strong></p> <p><strong>Unique in Europe</strong><strong> and in the world</strong>, this Summer School offers a <strong>two weeks</strong><strong> training</strong> as theoretical as practical for both scientific and law backgrounds. In fact, the division of the course into two parts, the first devoted to a general stream and the second a specialized stream, during which students may opt for a &quot;<strong>Patent path</strong>&quot; or a &quot;<strong>Trademark and Designs path</strong>&quot; grants to this Summer School its specificity.</p> <p>The lecturers are selected from the <strong>academic staff of CEIPI, from experts in the intellectual property field</strong>, including professors and experienced practitioners but also <strong>official representatives</strong>, examiners, members of opposition chambers and so on.</p> <p>The Summer School aims at providing <strong>a general overview of the intellectual property</strong> in the context of the European Union&rsquo;s legal system, and likewise, to bring <strong>practical solutions in regard to intellectual and industrial property rights litigation</strong> in Europe. The course is addressed especially to students and practitioners willing to gain a solid background in European and international intellectual property law.<br /> <br /> More informations, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/news/piece-of-news/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=9529" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>You can download the new updated program of this summer school, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/Universite_d_ete_2017/Programme_SUMMER_SCHOOL_ON_IP_IN_EUROPE_2017.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Enrolment deadline : <strong>June, 21st, 2017</strong></p> <p>For further information or contact the registrar, <a href="mailto:isabelle.christ@ceipi.edu?subject=CEIPI%20Summer%20School%20-%20Via%20CNCPI%20Website">Isabelle Christ</a></p> <p>CEIPI website, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/" target="_blank">click here</a></p><![CDATA[European Parliament - Committee on Legal Affairs - Hearing on the Unitary Patent: state of play]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />On 23 March, Members of the Legal Affairs Committee have a presentation by the President of the European Patent Office and by a representative of the Commission on the latest state of play on the Unitary Patent. A discussion follows with Bernhard Rapkay, former Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur for the unitary patent.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/juri/events-hearings.html?id=20170320CHE01162" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Source <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en/legal-notice" target="_blank">European Parliament</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - Bilateral co-operation plans signed with Latvia and Lithuania]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />EPO President Beno&icirc;t Battistelli has signed bilateral co-operation plans with the heads of the patent offices of Latvia and Lithuania.</p> <p>Both agreements renew existing partnerships with the offices and provide a new framework for cooperation in areas such as IT projects and training.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170321.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 - 15 March 2017 - Final Preparatory Committee Signals State Of Readiness]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />The <strong>UPC Preparatory Committee</strong> met in The Hague on 15 March 2017 for the last time before the next stage of the project would commence; the phase of provisional application.</p> <p>The Committee agreed a final suite of legal, HR and financial documents as well as agreeing a state of readiness for provisional application.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/final-preparatory-committee-signals-state-readiness-15-march-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[WIPO - Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016, Driven by New Top-Level Domain Names.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0003.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 - Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016 and ...]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />China&rsquo;s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another year of strong demand for WIPO&rsquo;s intellectual property filing services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs.</p> <p>Read the press release, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0002.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 - Annual Report 2016]]><p><img alt="" src="/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" /><strong>EPO grants record number of European patents in 2016</strong></p> <p>Due to effective measures to improve its productivity, the European Patent Office (EPO) published 96 000 granted patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new high mark in its history.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2017/20170307.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Annual report 2016, <a href="http://www.epo.org/about-us/annual-reports-statistics/annual-report/2016.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Download all statistics, <a href="http://www.epo.org/about-us/annual-reports-statistics/annual-report/2016/download-centre.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>