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News from the European Patent Office
  1. The EPO's Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO) earlier this week held its user consultation meeting for the first time by video conference (ViCo).
  2. Italy will today mourn the lives lost to Covid-19. Throughout the country, flags will be flown at half-mast and the nation will observe a minute of silence.
  3. The EPO strongly welcomes the announcement of the German government to continue its support for the introduction of the Unitary Patent system in Europe.
  4. Sustainability is a long-standing priority at the EPO, both from a governance perspective and at each site. The Office is committed to making a greater contribution to the long-term environmental goals of the Paris Agreement 2015 and aims to deliver all activities with the least environmental impact possible.
  5. Information for external partners and potential visitors to the EPO
  6. According to the EPO Patent Index 2019, the surge in the fields of digital communication (+19.6%) and computer technology (+10.2%) is fuelling the sustained growth in patent filings
  7. To mark International Women's Day, the EPO looks back at women whose ground-breaking inventions push the boundaries of innovation.
  8. The EPO today launched a public consultation on its Guidelines and invites interested parties to provide input
  9. A delegation headed by the EPO President attended an international conference on challenges in intellectual property held in Zagreb last week under Croatia's EU Council presidency.
  10. The management and staff of the European Patent Office express their deepest solidarity with the people of Germany.