4iP News


EPO Annual Report: EPO grants record number of European patents in 2016

07 March 2017

Due to effective measures to improve its productivity, the European Patent Office (EPO) published 96 000 granted patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new high mark in its history.

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Study shows intellectual property is good for the European economy, balance of trade and job creation

20 February 2017

Joint EPO-EUIPO follow-up study confirms the economic benefits for Europe of patents, trademarks, designs and other forms of IP

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Latest research from 4iP Council: Lessons from Huawei v. ZTE

13 December 2016

4iP Council’s latest research report ‘Lessons from Huawei v. ZTE’ aims to help IP and competition law practitioners as well as policy makers understand the impact of the seminal ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union on standard essential patents, access to justice and FRAND licensing.

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Claudia Tapia, 4iP Council Chair, presents on patent quality at LES General Assembly, Paris

12 December 2016

Following the publication of her article on patent quality this month in IAM magazine, Claudia Tapia Director of IP Policy at Ericsson and 4iP Council Chair was invited to share her work at the LES France general assembly held at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, Paris, last week.

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High visibility for 4iP Council at Brussels IP Summit, 1-2 December

09 December 2016

The value of empirical data and importance of evidence-based decisions on intellectual property policy was emphasised at the Brussels IP Summit earlier this month by 4iP Council, with a strong presence at a flagship event on IP policy.

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