EPO conference with business track on IP design for protection of digital business models

European Patent Office (EPO) together with Licensing Executives Society (LESI) provides a platform for high-growth technology enterprises and others in their innovation ecosystem to learn about business strategy and IP management on 4th to 5th of November 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Self-driving cars: EPO study shows sharp rise in patent applications and half of them are not from the automotive industry

Billions of Euros and Dollars are spent around the globe to make future happen: autonomous driving or so-called robot cars. There is no doubt that the future of driving are driverless cars with a combination of sensors, actuators, and software to control, navigate, and drive the vehicle. The technology is still in its infancy, but it is fast improving and becoming increasingly powerful.

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EPO Conference: “Patenting Artificial Intelligence – Current Practice and Challenges” now available online

This event was the first conference on patenting AI technologies held at one of the major patent offices for China, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. The current topic attracted more than 350 participants from industry, academia, user associations, patent law firms, the judiciary, national patent offices, and government bodies from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa.

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Special Issue of les Nouvelles with the European Patent Office on Patent Strategies for SMEs with new MIPLM Case Studies on Industry 4.0

SMEs are a backbone for innovation in Europe. However, many SMEs lack a patent strategy – a phenomenon which has received much scrutiny. The European Patent Office has initiated a project to reveal SME patent strategies and document them for learning from best practice.

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Sharp rise in industry 4.0 patent filings at EPO: 54% growth in three years

The European Patent Office (EPO) released its new study Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the inventions behind digital transformation in December 2017. Based on the patent data of EPO and the expertise of the examiners the study analyzed and summarized the 4th industry revolution (4IR) innovation trend, characteristics of the technology convergence, as well as the global geography of the inventions.

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