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This page describes how the www.modiano.com site manages the processing of personal data, pursuant to Art. 13 of EU Regulation no. 679/2016 – GDPR, of users who consult the site and those who interact with the web services accessed telematically from the address www.modiano.com, which corresponds to the homepage of the official website of MODIANO & PARTNERS.

This information notice applies only to the www.modiano.com site, and it does not cover other websites that the user might consult by clicking on links. The information notice is also the result of Recommendation no. 2/2001 which the European authorities for the protection of personal data, assembled in the Working Party set up by Art. 29 of EC directive no. 95/46, adopted on 17 May 2001 in order to identify certain minimum requirements for collecting personal data online, and, in particular, the methods, times, and the nature of the information that the owners of the processing have to provide to users when they connect to web pages, independently of the reasons for the connection.
As a result of consulting this site, data relating to persons identified or identifiable may be retained.

The “owner” of the processing of this data is Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, with headquarters in Italy, in Via Meravigli no. 16, Milano.

The processing related to the web services of this site take place at the aforementioned headquarters of Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA and are supervised only by the technical staff of Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, or by persons who may be engaged for occasional maintenance operations and are designated by Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA.

Internet data
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This category of data includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by the users who connect to the site, addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) notation of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numeric code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and to the user’s computer environment.
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The user is free to provide the personal data requested in forms, and failure to provide this data may result in the impossibility of fulfilling the request.
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Personal data are processed with automated instruments for the time strictly necessary to carry out the tasks for which the data has been collected.
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Parties to whom the personal data refer have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of said data and to know its content and origin, to verify it is correct or ask for it to be completed, limited, updated, or deleted, to oppose its processing, or to rectify it pursuant to Regulation (EU) 679/2016 – GDPR.
Requests should be sent to Dr. MODIANO & ASSOCIATI SpA, Via Meravigli no. 16, 20123 Milano, Italy, or by email to the following address: info@modiano.com.

The affected party may lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority, via the following website: http://www.garanteprivacy.it/.
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If the party who provides the data is less than 18 years of age, this processing is lawful only if and to the extent that the consent is given or authorized by at least one of the guardians of parental responsibility, for whom identification details and copy of an identification document have been obtained.

January 16, 2019

欧洲专利局( E P O )引入了一种新的拓展型机制, 用于将享有优先权的文件自动纳入欧洲专利申请的文件中, 包括直接的欧洲申请以及处于企业门户阶段的专利合作协定申请. 目前, 欧洲专利局会自动将优先权文件的副本纳入欧洲专利申请的文件中. 以下文件可享有优先权: (1)时间较早的欧洲专利申请; (2)申请欧洲专利局作为受理机构的专利合作协定; (3)中国的专利或实用新型专利申请; (4)日本的专利或实用新型专利申请; (5)韩国的专利或实用新型专利申请; (6)美国的专利或实用新型专利申请. 只有在极少数情况下, 欧洲专利局才无法自动将企业门户、专利合作协定、中国专利、日本专利、韩国专利、美国专利这类享有优先权的文件纳入欧洲专利申请文件. 此时, 申请人必须向欧洲专利局提交由优先权申请的主管部门给予的优先申请核证副本. […]

Blockchain and 4th industrial revolution – a hot topic at the EPO.

In December 2018 the European Patent Office (EPO) held its first conference on patenting blockchain. The conference was attended by […]

November 16, 2018

欧洲专利局 (EPO) 刚刚公布了2018年新版”考试指南”. 该新版指南将从2018年11月1日起开始生效. 欧洲专利局每年都会更新这些指南. 指南由8部分组成, 涉及: · 形式审查 · 检索 · 实质审查程序 · 反对, 限制和撤销程序 · 常规流程事项 · 欧洲专利申请要求 […]

EPO introduces new mechanism for automatic inclusion of priority documents.

The European Patent Office (EPO) has introduced a new and expanded mechanism for the automatic inclusion of priority documents into […]

October 17, 2018
EPO publishes 2018 edition of Guidelines for EP cases.

The European Patent Office (EPO) has just published the 2018 edition of its Guidelines for Examination in the European Patent […]

September 13, 2018

相信很多人都觉得“创新”是件好事, 但当这个词从语言要化为行动真正去实现时, 便不是那么简单了. 历史上很多伟大的创新是源于偶然, 例如X射线和青霉素的发现. 而如今, 创新不只能靠偶然的运气, 而是需要国家政府部门及企业的政策规划. 那么如何才能规划一个成功概率很高的项目?全球创新指数(GII)此时便能提供有效的帮助. 该指数是由康奈尔大学、欧洲工商管理学院和世界知识产权组织等多家机构,以各国创新指数的年度排名为基础, 共同合作开发而成. 全球创新指数基于以下几个因素: • 投入参数, 它定义了经济环境中有利于创新的方面 (如教育、基础设施、人力资本、研究等); • 产出参数, 它是经济中创新活动的结果(如知识的创造和传播、创造力、创新对世界的影响等); • […]

EPO reopens appeal proceedings after failed postal delivery.

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA), the highest body responsible for reviewing the decisions of the European Patent Office (EPO), […]

August 22, 2018
Global Innovation Index: a tool to make innovation useful to companies.

When it comes to innovation, everyone has a good idea of what the word means, but when we decide to […]

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, […]

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