Organisation: European Patent Office

Hungary: Changes to EPO Oppositions and National Revocation Actions Amid Amended Patent Act

Featured in The Patent Litigation Review 2024

Hungary is establishing itself as a favourable choice for patent litigation as Hungarian revocation and counterclaims for invalidity proceedings can be handled by experienced HIPO examiners. After recent legislative changes and the latest case law, swifter patent infringement proceedings are to be expected, which will benefit patentees in the long term.

24 November 2023

The EPC continues to shine 50 years on

Saturday Opinion: The convention is a cornerstone on which European innovation has prospered over the last 50 years – and is just as relevant today as the day it was signed, says EPO President António Campinos

28 October 2023

AI inventorship open for debate in Turkey amid global DABUS rulings

As there is no AI regulation or precedent yet in Turkey, the question of AI inventorship is a key point of contention. Some argue that AI should be considered a legal entity, while others argue that the country follow Roman law principles.

04 October 2023

How to take advantage of both EPO prosecution and German enforcement

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences: Key issues for senior life sciences executives 2023

The majority of patents in the life sciences sector are filed with the EPO and not the German Patent and Trademark Office, however, when it comes to enforcement, Germany has long been a preferred venue for rights holders.

25 August 2023

New ASEAN patent examination guidelines a “catalyst” for boosting region’s presence on global IP stage

The common guidelines streamline patent filing and prosecution processes across member states, improving transparency and predictability for domestic and foreign innovators alike

11 August 2023

UPC adds to need for EPO patent quality improvement, says Siemens’ IP chief

Beat Weibel speaks exclusively to IAM about the future of the Industry Patent Quality Charter

17 July 2023

Final week to have your say on the IP5 for IAM’s benchmarking survey

Our 2023 questionnaire gives you the chance to anonymously rate the five engines that power the global patent system – and takes no more than 15 minutes

27 June 2023

European patent owners must publish Turkish translation of claims to claim compensation

A fresh case analysis sheds light on the need for European patent owners to publish the Turkish translation of the claims in order to claim compensation for damages suffered over a certain time period, without waiting for the EPO to grant or reject the application.

14 June 2023

IAM benchmarking survey is back: have your say on the IP5

The IAM Patent Office Benchmarking Survey 2023 will shed light on the prosecution landscape at a time when companies might be looking to pivot their strategy due to the economic crisis

13 June 2023

EPO Patent Index reveals Sweden and Denmark in top three of application tables by population size

Sweden and Denmark continue to hold their own in terms of patent filings against countries with significantly larger populations, indicating that regardless of size, countries – and their innovators – thrive when their governments take an active stance on supporting education and innovation.

17 May 2023

Unlock unlimited access to all IAM content