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September 18, 2019

全球创新指数的公布, 是世界知识产权组织 (WIPO) 向所有国家的决策者提供的最重要的贡献之一. 全球创新指数由WIPO、康奈尔大学和欧洲工商管理学院共同发布, 是基于创新指数整合得出的年度排名. 此外, 私营企业和各国政府也可以将全球创新指数作为制定创新发展战略的基础. 全球创新指数为“谁是世界上最具创新能力的国家”这一问题提供了答案, 并且每年突出一个主题. 2019 年, 医疗保健因其在全球创新生态系统逐渐增加得重要性而被选为主题, 以“创造健康生活——医疗创新的未来”作为宣传口号. 由于数字科技、人工智能、机器学习、大数据、基因组学、干细胞研究和健康类APP等领域发展的影响, 医疗保健在过去几年中得到迅速扩张. 全球创新指数体现了健康研发和健康创新的复苏. 特别是在过去十年, 医疗技术领域的创新急速发展, 医疗技术专利的数量增长速度甚至超过了药品专利. […]

EPO and USPTO heads meet in Munich, Germany.

On September 12, 2019, the President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Mr. António Campinos, and the Under Secretary of […]

August 21, 2019

和世界其他国家或地区的专利局一样, 欧洲专利局也在追求效率的提升, 尽力避免重复其他专利局可能已经完成的工作. 此前, 除了与世界上其他许多专利局一起参与专利审查高速公路计划 (PPH) 外, 欧专局还可能要求欧洲专利申请人向审查员提供检索结果, 该结果应包括其在其他专利局平行申请的同族专利相关发明. 根据欧专局主席的最新决定, 随着各国专利局内部合作的不断推进扩张, 欧专局将自行进行相关检索. 因此, 今后在大多数情况下, 申请人不再需要向欧专局提交上述检索结果. 具体来说, 如果申请人已在以下不属于《欧洲专利公约》缔约国的国家进行了优先申请, 且其已经在欧洲专利申请中声明了优先权, 则其将不再需要向欧专局提交与早期专利申请相关的检索结果. 不属于《欧洲专利公约》缔约国的国家包括: […]

July 11, 2019

今年, 一年一度的欧洲专利局专利检索培训会 (EPO Search Matters) 在欧专局德国慕尼黑总部举行. 在会上, 欧专局专利审查员在不少问题上都提供了有效信息, 包括: – 人工智能与区块链技术对专利检索的影响; – 专利检索策略; – 特殊技术领域专利检索的复杂性. 本届培训会历时3天, 内容涵盖了多个技术领域. 会上重点介绍了欧专局的专利检索策略和操作办法. 与会者有半天时间了解专利审查员的实地工作, 并与专利审查员讨论特定技术领域的检索办法, […]

Foreign search results at the European Patent Office.

The European Patent Office (EPO), like all major Patent Offices throughout the world, is constantly striving to become more efficient, […]

June 12, 2019

欧洲专利局(EPO)上诉委员会现已将一些新问题提交至欧洲专利局扩大上诉委员会(EBoA, EPO的最高实体)讨论, 这些新问题与基于软件的模拟(即计算机执行的模拟)的可专利性有关. 更具体地说, 提交给扩大上诉委员会的问题如下: 1. 在创造性评估中, 计算机执行的模拟真的能够像所宣称的那样, 能够在对技术系统或过程的模拟中, 通过产生超出该种模拟的执行本身的技术效果, 来解决技术问题吗? 2. 如果第一个问题的答案是肯定的, 那么应当以哪些相关标准评估计算机执行的模拟是否如其所宣称的那样解决了技术问题?特别地, 当计算机执行的模拟是基于(至少是部分基于)其所模拟的技术系统或过程所遵循的技术原则时, 这能否成为判断该模拟如其所宣称的那样解决了技术问题的充分条件? 3. 如果计算机执行的模拟被宣称作为设计过程的一部分, 特别是作为验证设计的手段, 此时第一个和第二个问题的答案是什么? […]

AI: the future of patent searching and the EPO.

At this year’s annual EPO Search Matters event, held at the EPO’s headquarters in Munich, Germany, EPO examiners provided useful […]

May 16, 2019

1970年4月26日, 成立世界知识产权组织(WIPO)的公约正式生效. 2000年10月, 世界知识产权组织第35届 成员大会系列会议通过了建立“世界知识产权日”的提案, 决定从2001年起将每年的4月26日定为“世界知识产权日”. 2000年, 基于多个WIPO成员国的建议, 包括时任中华人民共和国国家知识产权局局长姜颖的一份建议, 世界知识产权组织认为, 有必要把对知识产权议题感兴趣的人士召集到一起, 并设立世界知识产权日, 每年探讨一个不同的话题, 让来自知识产权业界、法律界、 高校及研究机构的人士乃至全世界的普通民众, 都能 有机会庆祝这一节日. 人们可以探讨每年选定的话题, 也可以在社交媒体发发“牢骚”, 而那些致力于知识产权事业的人士, […]

Software-based simulations – are they patentable at the EPO?

A Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has now referred new questions to the EPO’s Enlarged Board […]

April 26, 2019
World Intellectual Property Day celebrates sports.

On 26 April 1970 the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) entered into force, and exactly this day, […]

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