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Poland consolidates its growth trend in patent filings with the EPO

Patent filings at the European Patent Office (EPO) grew again in 2013, reaching a new record level. Companies from Poland filed 510 patents, slightly less than in 2012 (527), but an increase of 81% over the past five years. The number of granted patents grew by 19% from 80 to 95 and has almost tripled […]

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Promoting an unified market for innovation and technology in Europe: European Patent Convention celebrates 40th anniversary

At a celebration attended by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, the European Patent Office today marked the 40th¬†anniversary of the European Patent Convention (EPC). On 5 October 1973, the EPC was signed in Munich, establishing a legal framework for the transnational grant of patents in Europe. The Convention was inspired by the […]