Archive for November 2017

A new comprehensive strategic partnership for EPO and SIPO


For the last 32 years, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) has been one of the EPO’s major international cooperation partners. Now, over three decades on from the first Memorandum of Understanding between our Offices, the ink has just dried on a new comprehensive strategic partnership agreement. This latest […]

The evolution of patent information


Following the latest EPO Patent Information Conference that was held in Sofia last week, I want to highlight today how the EPO’s patent information services are evolving. The EPO has always been held in high regard in this field and is one of the leading providers of patent information. But new technologies, greater cooperation with […]