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Patent information for Clean Energy and Green Tech

Patent information for Clean Energy and Green Tech

In concomitance with the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the EPO has released some documental resources with a focus on sustainability. The first group of resources is a selection of some 60 smart patent information searches launched in Espacenet, addressing...

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IPR-intensive industries and economic performance in the EU

IPR-intensive industries and economic performance in the EU

In October, a new update on the study ‘IPR-intensive industries and economic performance in the European Union ’ has been released, with the aim to highlight the impact and the strategic value of intellectual Property on the economy of the European Union.The study is...

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New EPO study on recycling technologies for plastics

New EPO study on recycling technologies for plastics

The European Patent Office has published a new study entitled ”Patents for tomorrow’s plastics -Global innovation trends in recycling, circular design and alternative sources”, concerning the analysis of patents trends and statistics over the period 2010-2019 that are...

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Academic Research Program by European Patent Office EPO

Academic Research Program by European Patent Office EPO

The European Patent Office has published its call for proposals for Academic Research Programme (ARP): the EPO will support collaborative research with scientific partner institutions.Under the programme, grants of up to EUR 150 000 will be awarded per research area...

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EPO Patent Index 2020

EPO Patent Index 2020

The European Patent Office-EPO has published the annual statistical report on the patent filings. Innovations in Healthcare drove patent activity in 2020: inventions in medical technology achieved the first position (almost 14.300 applications, with an increase of...

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Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund

Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund

The European Union Intellectual Property Office-EUIPO, supported by the European Commission has created a fund to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access their intellectual property rights.The grant scheme covers two services: IP diagnostic...

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International patent filings by WIPO

International patent filings by WIPO

International patent applications filed at WIPO during 2020 achieve 275.00 and show an increase of 4% in respect of 2019 despite the pandemic emergency. In first position China (68.720 patent applications; +16,1% in respect of the last year), followed by the United...

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