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Archive for April 2011

27.4.2011
Let’s celebrate IP… but not as an end in itself

Nearly ten years ago to the day, on 26 April 2001, the first World Intellectual Property Day was held. Its aim was “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by […]

 
19.4.2011
Quality is the issue

The European Commission recently published the results of its “Patqual” survey, which asked European users for their views on the quality of the patent system in Europe. Obviously, it will […]

 
13.4.2011
EPO a global player

This week, I had the opportunity to present the EPO’s 2010 statistics to the European and international press. Analysing the figures, two key messages emerge. Firstly, with incoming filings 11 […]

 
05.4.2011
My 35th AC meeting

Last week, I attended my third Administrative Council meeting as EPO President. But it was also my 35th AC, including those I took part in first as head of the […]