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A successful start for PCT Direct

At the EPO, we are committed to the ongoing improvement of our services. Together with increasing efficiency and production, we are continuously looking for new ways in which to save […]

EPO initiatives to improve the PCT

As many of you are aware, the involvement of the EPO in the Patent Cooperation Treaty (the PCT) has always been a matter of first priority for us. Most of […]

PCT Authorities committed to enhancing quality

Last week, the EPO had the pleasure of hosting the 20th session of the PCT Meeting of International Authorities (MIA) in Munich. 2013 is a significant year, with the 35th […]

The Cooperative Patent Classification – a decisive step forward in patent harmonisation

This is my first blog post in 2013, so let me start by wishing you all the very best for the new year. 2012 ended with the historic decisions of […]

Listening to our users

In recent weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet two important delegations of users, one from Japan – with JETRO acting as a co-organiser – and the other from […]