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July 18, 2018

日前, 欧洲专利局就人工智能专利问题召开了首次会议.来自产业界、学术界、用户团体、专利法律服务公司、司法机构、多个国家的专利局以及众多政府机构的超过350人参加了会议. 本次会议讨论的问题是: 第四次工业革命中快速发展的技术进步将以何种方式影响专利局? 具体涵盖了以下问题: – 对于人工智能的专利及其他知识产权保护; – 人工智能在发明开发中的应用; – 人工智能在专利申请过程中的使用. 各位发言嘉宾指出, 目前有关人工智能的最新范围和最新趋势, 不仅涉及到产业界, 还影响到各个领域中发明的速度和规模.事实上, 在过去的几年里, 欧洲专利局已经见证了第四次工业革命中专利申请的快速增长: 在其受理的医疗和自动驾驶技术领域专利申请中, 约有50%的已经含有由计算机实施的元素.欧洲专利局的代表们指出, 在这一方面, […]

June 13, 2018
欧洲发明人奖: 象征创新与进步的风帆

2018年6月7日, 欧洲专利局 (EPO) 在位于法国巴黎的圣日尔曼昂莱将颁发“欧洲发明人奖”. 这一奖项始于2006年, 自那时以来, 全球最优秀的发明人以及政治、科学和经济界大咖们每年在一个不同的欧洲城市汇聚一堂, 以鼓励并提高研究者、发明者通过专利保护其构想的意识, 并在科技、医疗和工业领域促进研发和创新. 欧洲发明人奖获得者得到的不是奖金, 而是对他们的创新授予著名的帆型奖品. EPO委托德国设计师米利安·厄尔 (Miriam Irle) 制作奖品, 他选择了风帆, 以涵盖探索、革新和人类创新之意. 同时, 风帆也是人类所知最早的驱动系统之一 ——一个具有一定形状的织物表面, […]

Patenting artificial intelligence at the EPO.

The European Patent Office (EPO) has now held its first ever conference on the patenting of artificial intelligence (AI). In […]

May 16, 2018

过去二十年间电子商务的出现和快速增长为人们带来了巨大的经济和社会影响, 使消费者的购买方式、习惯和期待都发生了变化. 可以说, 电子商务猛然打开了一个新市场的大门, 为企业提供了一个全新的参考模式. 最新估算数据显示, 2017年欧盟有68%的互联网用户至少进行过一次在线购物用于个人消费. 与十年前相比, 这一数字已经上升了18%并且仍将继续增长. 尽管欧洲国家电子商务市场的发展速度各不相同, 但是低进入壁垒、不存在领土边界、互联网一键连接海量潜在消费者的特点都使电子商务的重要性愈发凸显且不容忽视. 同时, 制假者和犯罪分子也抓住这个机会. 这也是为什么, 我们看到飞速增长的非法商品和服务在网络上与合法商业猖狂并行. 通常情况下, 这种非法活动会通过社交媒体或搜索引擎在光天化日之下大张旗鼓地进行宣传. 他们通过搜索引擎优化 (SEO, search […]

The European Inventor Award: a sail as a symbol of innovation and progress.

On June 7, 2018 the EPO (EPO) will confer the European Inventor Award in Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. The EPO launched […]

April 11, 2018
EPO lowers search and examination fees in user-friendly move.

As of April 1, 2018 the EPO has introduced a reduction in its search and examination fees, in a move […]


欧洲专利局(EPO)近日完成重大内部改组, 旨在提高内部程序的效率. 此次改组还将对该局行政效率产生积极影响, 并将提升专利授权和其他服务的质量. 此次改组得益于EPO对自动化和信息技术不间断地投入. 具体而言, EPO内部改组的两大亮点是: 1. 之前的两个总司, 一个是专利审查员总司, 另一个是辅助人员(被称为“形式审查员”)总司现已合并为单一总司. 这将减少专利案件在各职能部门之间的来回传递, 同时也将在单一管理体制下提高EPO各程序步骤的效率. 这一新的单一总司的业务将分给三个新的部门, 以回应主要专利授权领域当前以及在可预见未来的发展趋势. 这三个部门是: – 信息和通信技术; – 医疗, […]

March 13, 2018

众所周知, 在处理对权利要求书的修改时, 如果该修改在字面上与初始申请文件中的措辞有所不同, 欧洲专利局的一贯做法是从严处理. 无论是积极修改 (如新增若干特征以便进一步限定所主张的专利内容) , 还是消极修改 (如加入权利放弃以便排除原主张之专利内容的一部分) , 欧洲专利局的这种严格做法都同样适用. 如果此类修改从文字上看并不以初始申请文件中的措辞为基础, 那么不可避免的风险是, 欧洲专利局将对新增的内容不予认可. 欧洲专利局最高审级机关即扩大上诉委员会 (EBA) 在其最近的一个裁决中进一步阐明了初始申请文件中不存在的权利放弃在何种条件下可以加入权利要求, 而不违反关于新增内容的禁止性规定. 具体而言, 扩大上诉委员会在其第G1/16号中首先确认了其先前裁决即第G2/10号裁决已经做出的认定. […]

Not just sugarcoating: EPO listens to users and undergoes major reorganization.

The European Patent Office (EPO) has now completed a major internal reorganization with a view to increasing the efficiency of […]

February 14, 2018

在颁布了2017/1430 (EUTMDR) 授权条例和2017/1431 (EUTMIR) 执行条例后, 2017年10月1日, 欧洲商标法第二部分改革正式生效。与此同时, 欧洲商标条例 (2017年6月14日欧盟2017/1001号法规, 即EUTMR) 的编纂版本也正式生效. 新条例引入的变化包括三个方面: 商标的图形表示, 证明商标的引入, 以及一系列新的或经修改的程序规则. (1) 商标的图形表示 商标可以通过可利用的技术以任何形式表示, 这样做的结果是形成一个“所见即所得”的系统。其目标是增加商标使用者权利的确定性, 并降低援引形式要件的异议率. […]

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