Archive for June 2016

Ten Years of Annual Bilateral Cooperation Meetings


2016 is an important year for bilateral cooperation; it is the tenth year in which we have held an annual bilateral cooperation meeting, since the first of its kind was held in 2007 in Vilnius, Lithuania. I was therefore delighted last week to be in Tirana, Albania, for our annual meeting with the EPO’s member […]

EIA 2016: A symbol of vibrant innovation


Last week in Portugal, the EPO held the 11th edition of its European Inventor Award in front of a packed audience and media from across the world at the MEO arena in Lisbon. In the presence of Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Commissioner Carlos Moedas, the winners in each of the categories were finally revealed. […]

Reinforcing Gains in Quality


In every annual survey published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine since 2010, the EPO has ranked first among the world’s IP5 offices for the quality of both its patents and services. I am delighted to report that this year’s survey, announced recently, has reconfirmed our position as a global leader in quality and marks […]