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09.2.2012
Access to Asian prior art

Following on from the first agreement on our machine translation programme, reached in November 2011 with the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO), this week in Tokyo I was very pleased to […]

 
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 […]

 
_MG_4435 01.3.2011
New EPO website for our users

The public launch of a new homepage is always an exciting event. I┬ámay have experienced it once or twice before in my career (three years ago at the French IP […]