Archive for June 2018

A Farewell Message


After eight years as President, it is finally time for me to say goodbye. Since the blog started in 2011, I’ve published over 200 posts offering my personal insight into the workings of the Office and the European and global patent system.  Every few weeks I shared my thoughts with thousands of readers on current […]

EIA: The ingredients for a unique event


Just a few days ago in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Paris, we held our annual European Inventor Award. Now in its 13th year, the event has come to be known as one of the foremost prizes for innovation in Europe and beyond. I was delighted to welcome over 300 guests to a VIP reception at the prestigious Château […]