Archive for October 2017

Reducing the EPO’s fees


Last week our Office put forward a series of ground breaking proposals to reduce EPO fees. If adopted by our Organisation’s Member States in December, the measures will lower a number of costs in the patent application process and help reinforce a more business friendly-approach in support of innovation. A carefully controlled fee policy is […]

The importance of international cooperation for users


In this posting I want to report to you on the main outcomes of our delegation to the WIPO Assemblies last week in Geneva and what they mean for the EPO’s users. These annual sessions have of course become one of the most significant events in the IP calendar and are attended by delegates from […]