CNCPI english versionhttp://uk.cncpi.frCNCPIUKcncpi.fr60<![CDATA[June 5, 2018 - Brussels9th GRUR meets Brussels Workshop Artificial Intelligence, Robotocs & IP - What's at s]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_06_05_9th%20GRUR_Meets%20Brussels%20Workshop_Bandeau_500.png" style="height:83px; width:500px" /></p> <p><strong>Artificial intelligence is on the rise</strong>. This has legal implications not only for areas like safety and security, liability or contract law but also for intellectual property. The workshop aims at providing a concise overview of the emerging issues. Classical intellectual property is based on the concept of intellectual creation.</p> <p>Confirmed speakers are:</p> <ul> <li>Denis Dambois</li> <li>Mady Delvaux-Stehres</li> <li>Sharad Gandhi</li> <li>Dr Sven Hetmank</li> <li>Dr Bj&ouml;rn Juretzki</li> <li>JProf. Dr Anne Lauber-R&ouml;nsberg</li> <li>Representative of the European Patent Office (person to be confirmed)</li> <li>Daniel Sch&ouml;nberger</li> <li>Prof. Dr Herbert Zech</li> <li>Prof. Dr Daniel Zimmer</li> </ul> <p>The event will take place on <strong>Tuesday, 5 June 2018 from 12.00 to 20.00</strong> at the <strong>Representation of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia to the European Union</strong>, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 <strong>Brussels</strong>, Belgium.</p> <p><strong>Registration and more information</strong>, <a href="http://www.grur.org/en/grur-calendar/show-all/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen/detail/grur-meets-brussels-2018.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Source <a href="http://www.grur.org/en.html" target="_blank">GRUR</a></p><![CDATA[WIPO - The United Kingdom Joins the Hague System]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />On March 13, 2018, the <strong>Government of the United Kingdom</strong> deposited its instrument of<strong> ratification of the Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement </strong>with <em>WIPO&rsquo;s Director General</em> <strong>Francis Gurry</strong>.</p> <p>This makes the United Kingdom the 54th member of the 1999 Act and 68th member of the Hague Union. The 1999 Act will enter into force in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2018.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/hague/en/news/2018/news_0005.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[WTO - US “Section 301” action against China’s intellectual property regime questioned at WTO Goods Council]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMC_WTO.gif" style="float:left; height:52px; margin:10px 15px; width:173px" />The <strong>WTO Goods Council</strong> on 26 March heard the world&rsquo;s largest traders exchange views on actions the <strong>United States </strong>is taking against <strong>China</strong> following a &ldquo;Section 301&rdquo; investigation of China&rsquo;s trade practices relating to intellectual property (IP), technology transfer and innovation. The Council also took up other trade concerns and elected new chairs for 2018.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/good_28mar18_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[EPO - Meeting with UK Intellectual Property Office highlights role of patents in supporting innovation]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />A delegation from the <strong>UK Intellectual Property Office</strong> headed by <em>Comptroller General and Chief Executive </em><strong>Tim Moss</strong> met <strong>EPO </strong><em>President </em><strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> and other senior managers to discuss recent developments in patents and co-operation between the two offices.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180326.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 - United States files WTO complaint on China’s protection of intellectual property rights]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMC_WTO.gif" style="float:left; height:52px; margin:10px 15px; width:173px" />The <strong>United States</strong> has requested <strong>WTO consultations</strong> with <strong>China</strong> concerning certain Chinese measures which the US alleges are inconsistent with China&rsquo;s obligations under the WTO&rsquo;s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). The request was circulated to WTO members on 26 March.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/ds542rfc_26mar18_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[WIPO - China Drives International Patent Application to Record Heights]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><strong>Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016; Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection</strong></p> <p>Read more, <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[June, 11 to 22, 2018 - StrasbourgAdvanced Training Course on IP, Technology Transfer and Licensing]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/logo%20CEIPI%20New_EN_capture_recadre_250x114.jpg" style="height:114px; margin-left:15px; margin-right:15px; width:250px" /><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="height:143px; margin-left:15px; margin-right:15px; width:200px" /><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_INPI.jpg" style="height:75px; width:137px" /></p> <p>The <strong>CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing</strong> will take place from 11 to 22 June 2018 in Strasbourg.</p> <p>This training course is jointly organized since 1978 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) and the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). Like in the past edition, the present course touches upon the legal and economic aspects of technology transfer and licensing.</p> <p>The training is addressed to technology transfer professionals, including professionals working in university technology transfer offices, national and regional intellectual property offices and science and technology ministries. With an integrated and practical approach, the CEIPI/WIPO/INPI Advanced Training Course on Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Licensing will be also of the interest of lawyers and economists.</p> <p><strong>All informations</strong> about this Advanced Training Course, <strong>registration</strong>, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/training-seminars/ceipiwipo-trainings/ceipiwipoinpi-advanced-training-course-on-intellectual-property-technology-transfer-and-licensing/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>For further information, please contact Mrs. Anne-Catherine Brunck, <a href="mailto:brunck@ceipi.edu?subject=Informations%20on%20Advanced%20Training%20Course%20-%20Via%20CNCPI's%20website" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/" target="_blank">CEIPI</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - European patent system in focus at EU Presidency conference in Sofia]]><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" /></strong><em><strong>EPO </strong>President</em> <strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> outlined recent developments in the European patent system and the importance of patents in supporting innovation and economic growth, which is set to be boosted by the Unitary Patent.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180320.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[European Parliament - Amendments 1 - 149 - Three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of IP rights and civil]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_Parlement%20Europeen_EN_200.jpg" style="float:left; height:141px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Amendments 1 to 149 on Three-dimensional printing, <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&amp;reference=PE-619.044&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=EN&amp;secondRef=01" 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[WTO - 10th WTO-WIPO advanced course on intellectual property for policymakers]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMC_WTO.gif" style="float:left; height:52px; margin:10px 15px; width:173px" />A two-week Advanced <strong>Course on Intellectual Property </strong>for <strong>Government Officials</strong>, jointly organized by the <strong>WTO </strong>and the <strong>World Intellectual Property Organization</strong> (WIPO), opened in Geneva.</p> <p>The training aims to enhance the capacity of developing country governments to develop and implement national expertise in intellectual property (IP) matters.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/igo_12mar18_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[WIPO - Cybersquatting Cases Reach New Record in 2017]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Geneva - March, 14, 2018 &ndash; <strong>Three industrie</strong>s &ndash; banking and finance, fashion, and internet and IT &ndash; accounted for nearly <strong>one-third of all cybersquatting disputes handled by WIPO&rsquo;s Arbitration and Mediation Center </strong>in 2017 as trademark owners filed an all-time high of 3,074 WIPO cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2018/article_0001.html?utm_source=WIPO+Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=b7a433ad1a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_13&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bcb3de19b4-b7a433ad1a-254743801" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[EPO - EPO reports growing demand; Europe's attractiveness as leading tech market confirmed]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>EPO </strong>received nearly 166 000 European patent applications in 2017, an increase of +3.9% and an all-time high.<br /> ...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180307.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Annual Report 2017</strong>, <a href="http://www.epo.org/about-us/annual-reports-statistics/annual-report/2017.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[July, 3, 2018 - Munich6th annual conference - UP & UPC 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_07_03_UP-UPC_bandeau_500.jpg" style="height:258px; width:500px" /></p> <p>This event takes part in the ongoing process for the implementation of the <strong>European patent system</strong> through a <strong>unitary patent </strong>and the establishment of the <strong>Unified Patent court</strong>.<br /> This conference provides the audience with a taste of the latest news from the committees dealing with the preparation of the European patent with unitary effect and the UPC.</p> <p>This event will take place in Munich, at the <strong>EPO</strong>, Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1 <em>(formerly Erhardtstrasse 27)</em> 80469 <strong>Munich</strong><em><strong> </strong>(Germany)</em>, from 8.30 am to 6 pm.</p> <p><strong>Main topics</strong> :</p> <ul> <li>Latest developments with the Committees dealing with the preparation of the Unitary Patent</li> <li>Current challenges stemming from the entry into force of the Unitary Patent</li> <li>Impact of the new Unitary Patent system on patent portfolios</li> <li>Implications: expected economic benefits of the Unitary Patent and the UPC</li> <li>A mock trial with Judges from different EU countries</li> <li>Cross-border litigation</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Why should you attend ?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Our delegates are provided with the latest news of the new European patent system and the impact of the future Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in an uncertain European political landscape.</li> <li>The speakers are carefully selected based on their knowledge and practical experience.</li> <li>Diversity of views and opinion and focus on content is important to us.</li> <li>The judges&#39; expertise and practical cases from the industry shared with you in one day.</li> <li>Interactive and straight to the point sessions where you can apply what you learned after the conference.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Program</strong>, <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/agenda/" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Speakers</strong>, <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/speakers/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><strong>Registration</strong>, <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/register/" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong><span style="font-size:14px">&euro;299 until 28 February</span></strong></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.unitarypatentsystem.eu/" target="_blank">UP-UPC</a></em></p><![CDATA[May 24 to 26, 2018 - StrasbourgCEIPI - Training Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property]]><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/2018_05_24-26_CEIPI_IA%20et%20PI_visuel_250.jpg" style="float:left; height:354px; margin:10px 15px; width:250px" />CEIPI</strong> is pleased to announce the opening of a new advanced training program <strong>Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property</strong>, to take place in <strong>Strasbourg</strong>.</p> <p>This training program will explore the thorny questions by dissecting legal, policy and ethical issues concerning AI impact on creativity and innovation.<br /> In this course, CEIPI will gather leading experts in the field to discuss these novel issues from a broader international perspective, reviewing miscellaneous - and often inconsistent - national solutions.<br /> This training program should be of interest to creative economies and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, attorneys, policy makers, judges, and students</p> <p>Upload the program, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/Seminaire_Intelligence_artificielle_et_P.I/CEIPI-AI_IP_program__draft_.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Further information, <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/news/piece-of-news/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=10059" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>For any question on :</p> <ul> <li>administrative questions/registration, thank you for writing to Ms <strong>Diana Laplanche,</strong> <a href="mailto:dlaplanche@ceipi.edu?subject=Training%20Artificial%20Intelligence%20and%20IP%20-%20From%20WebSite%20CNCPI">click here</a></li> <li>related to the academic content of the program, thank you for writing to Mr. <strong>Giancarlo Frosio</strong> <a href="mailto:gcfrosio@ceipi.edu?subject=Training%20Artificial%20Intelligence%20and%20IP%20-%20From%20WebSite%20CNCPI">click here</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Limited number of places</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/" target="_blank">CEIPI</a></em></span></p><![CDATA[May, 19 to 23, 2018 - SeattleINTA - 140th Annual Meeting 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_05_19-23_INTA_Visual_500.jpg" style="height:264px; width:500px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Join IP professionals, including practitioners, IP Office and government officials, marketers, CEOs and brand protection professionals, from around the world for <strong>INTA&rsquo;s 140th Annual Meeting</strong> on <strong>May 19&ndash;23, 2018</strong> in scenic <strong>Seattle</strong>, Washington.</p> <p>The world&rsquo;s largest and most widely attended trademark event, INTA&rsquo;s Annual Meeting, offers you the unmatched opportunity to examine key industry issues, gain actionable insights, forge critical partnerships, exchange ideas, and come away energized and equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities offered by a constantly evolving IP landscape.</p> <p>The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place in the centrally-located <a href="https://www.wscc.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Washington State Convention Center</strong></a>, an industry leader in conservation and recycling. Dedicated to environmental building practices and &ldquo;green&rdquo; operations for more than two decades, the Convention Center is surrounded by plenty of hotel choices in this walking-friendly city.</p> <p><strong>INTA&#39;s website</strong>, Annual Meeting 2018, <a href="https://www.inta.org/2018Annual/Pages/Home.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Schedule </strong>by day, <a href="https://www.inta.org/2018Annual/Program/Pages/Schedule-by-Day.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Registration</strong>, <a href="https://www.inta.org/2018Annual/Registration/Pages/Pricing.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/AGENDA/2018_05_19-23_INTA_logo_200.png" style="float:left; height:88px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" /><em>Source <a href="http://www.inta.org/Pages/Home.aspx" target="_blank">INTA</a></em></p><![CDATA[EPO - Engaging with users on patent quality]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" /><strong>Members of the SACEPO</strong> (*) <strong>Working Party</strong> for Quality met for the second time yesterday to discuss quality in patents, this time at the EPO premises in The Hague.</p> <p><em>(*) SACEPO: Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO</em><br /> Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180209.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 - EPO and Argentina step up co-operation on patents]]><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" /></strong><em><strong>EPO </strong>President</em> <strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong> met with <em>Argentina&#39;s Commerce Secretary </em><strong>Miguel Braun</strong> on 5 February in Buenos Aires to discuss recent developments in patents and innovation and the co-operation between the two regions in this field.</p> <p>On this occasion, the EPO also signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (<em><strong>INPI</strong></em>*) on the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC).<br /> 60/5000<br /> <em>(*) <strong>INPI </strong>- Attention not to be confused with the INPI in France.</em></p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180207.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 and CIPA: no impact of Brexit on UK membership of EPO]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />Munich - January, 25, 2018<br /> High-level representatives and experts of the <strong>EPO</strong>, led by <em>President </em><strong>Beno&icirc;t Battistelli</strong>, met yesterday in Munich with a delegation of the <strong>Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys</strong> (CIPA) headed by its <em>President</em>, <strong>Stephen Jones</strong>.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180125.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[June, 14 & 15, 2018 - BrusselsERA Big Data in the Digital Single Market: Ownership, Use and Protection]]><p><img alt="" src="http://uk.cncpi.frhttps://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/FORMATION/logo_ERA_fr.gif" style="float:left; height:123px; margin:10px 15px; width:150px" />This conference will be held in <strong>Brussels </strong>on <strong>2 days</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Objective</strong><br /> The ever-growing accumulation and use of digital data raises legal challenges for private and public entities as regards data ownership, the cross-border use and the protection of these data. The conference will look at the EU legal framework and its loopholes, and offer a platform for discussion on how to adapt the framework to the European data economy.</p> <p>Program, speakers, registration, <a href="https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=4a0ccdd69fedf7b13a7de09da634d7e6828f293700572635613495&amp;_sprache=en&amp;_bereich=artikel&amp;_aktion=detail&amp;idartikel=127565" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <span style="font-size:11px"><em>Source <a href="https://www.era.int/cgi-bin/cms?_SID=19786bb04f6059d8a305220b75b20cf0f177de0100574173751165&amp;_sprache=en&amp;_bereich=ansicht&amp;_aktion=detail&amp;schluessel=era" target="_blank">ERA</a></em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[WIPO - Madrid Monitor became WIPO’s only tool under the madrid System]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />On January 1, <strong>Madrid Monitor</strong>&nbsp; became WIPO&rsquo;s only tool for tracking the status of international trademark applications and registrations under the Madrid System.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> WIPO&rsquo;s original monitoring tools ROMARIN, Madrid e-Alert and Madrid Realtime Status, have been discontinued and replaced by the simpler and more streamlined Monitor.</p> <p>Access to Madrid Monitor, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/madrid/monitor/en/" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></em></p><![CDATA[UPC - Summing up and Looking Forward to 2018]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_UPC.JPG" style="float:left; height:110px; margin:10px 15px; width:163px" />Yet another year of preparation has come to an end and it is time to sum up 2017 and plan ahead for 2018.When the Preparatory Committee started 2017 we made the assessment, based on all information available at the time, it was likely that we would enter into provisional application before the...</p> <p>Read more, <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/news/summing-and-looking-forward-2018" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="https://www.unified-patent-court.org/" target="_blank">UPC</a></em></p><![CDATA[EPO - Re-organisation set to improve quality and efficiency in EPO’s patent granting process]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />The <strong>EPO </strong>has completed an internal re-organisation which will enhance the efficiency of its patenting process.</p> <p>The move is also expected to foster the timeliness of the patent granting procedure for users and contribute to higher quality patents and services.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.epo.org/news-issues/news/2018/20180102.html" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><![CDATA[EPO - New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OEB_120x60.gif" style="float:left; height:60px; margin:10px 15px; width:120px" />This study, which has been carried out by the <strong>EPO </strong>in co-operation with the <strong>Handelsblatt Research Institute</strong>, is intended to provide users of the European patent system and the broader public alike with information about a major technology trend that is being observed across a whole range of technical fields.</p> <p>Known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this trend is primarily driven by the emergence of the Internet of Things. It also encompasses a number of other technologies, such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence.</p> <p><strong>Dowload full study</strong>, <a href="http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/17FDB5538E87B4B9C12581EF0045762F/$File/fourth_industrial_revolution_2017__en.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> <strong>Summary of key findings</strong>, <a href="http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponet.nsf/0/17FDB5538E87B4B9C12581EF0045762F/$File/fourth_industrial_revolution_2017__key_findings_en.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p><em>Source <a href="http://www.epo.org/index.html" target="_blank">EPO</a></em></p><![CDATA[WIPO - China Tops Patent, Trademark, Design Filings in 2016]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amidsoaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total for the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0013.html?utm_source=WIPO +Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=cde7c2caf7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_04&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_bcb3de19b4- cde7c2caf7-254743801" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></p><![CDATA[WIPO - Study Gives First-Ever Figures on Value of “Intangible Capital” in Manufactured Goods]]><p><img alt="" src="https://www.cncpi.fr/fckupload/Image/Illustrations%20generales/logo_OMPI_WIPO_2010_200.gif" style="float:left; height:143px; margin:10px 15px; width:200px" />First-ever figures reveal that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from <strong>&ldquo;intangible capital&rdquo;</strong>, such as branding, design and technology, according to a WIPO study of the global value chains companies use to produce their goods.</p> <p>Read more, <a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2017/article_0012.html" target="_blank">click here</a><br /> Source <a href="http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/" target="_blank">WIPO</a></p>