Archive for June 2012

Paying tribute to outstanding inventors


The seventh European Inventor Award ceremony was held last week in Copenhagen, in close partnership with the EU Presidency and the European Commission. At these occasions, it is always a real pleasure for me to meet and talk to the inventors. The ceremony is a rare opportunity to hear first-hand about the experience of hatching […]

IP5 Heads and users associations agreed on next targets


Following a tradition initiated by the USPTO when it organised the first yearly IP5 meeting in 2007 in Hawaii, I had the pleasure to welcome my colleagues last week on another island – Corsica. This particular location helped to create closer links and a better understanding between the world’s five largest patent offices – the […]