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15.09.2021 | Patents, Trade Marks, IP news, Designs

Switzerland maintains its position as innovation world champion even in COVID times

A new feature called the Global Innovation Tracker provides a snapshot of global innovation activity, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Global Innovation Index evaluates the innovative performance of individual countries based on around 80 indicators. Leader in patents Back in March, the European Patent Office’s (EPO) Patent Index revealed that Switzerland was able to...

03.09.2021 | Law and policy, Partners and initiatives

Second online workshop CIPCO/IPI ‘Legal framework of intellectual property for AI - technical and economic aspects’ on 13 September 2021

The IPI is very pleased to present the second online workshop of the Center for Intangible Property and Competition Law (CIPCO), in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). After a successful first edition on the topic: Legal framework of intellectual property for AI - status quo and perspectives on June 11, 2021, we are repeating the experience by...

18.08.2021 | Patents, Media release, Law and policy

Modernising the patent examination procedure

The Federal Council acknowledged the results of the consultation on the partial revision of the Patents Act at its meeting of 18 August 2021 and decided on the further course of action. Modernising the patent examination procedure was, in principle, welcomed in the consultation. The Federal Council has decided to take into account the criticism voiced in individual areas by making adjustments to...

18.08.2021 | Media release, Law and policy, Indications of source

Swiss producers to benefit from better international protection for geographical indications

Swiss producers will in future be able to register geographical indications in several states simultaneously via a simple procedure. At its meeting on 18 August 2021, the Federal Council approved the entry into force of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications as well as the implementing ordinances per 1 December 2021. You can find further...

17.08.2021 | Conference

IP Service World, 22–23 November 2021 in Munich

‘IP connecting people’ is the title of the 11th edition of this event, where our expert Dr Anna Maria Villa will be giving a very interesting talk. ip-search will also have a stand at the event, so we hope to meet you there. Further information

17.08.2021 | Conference

VPP autumn conference 28–29 October 2021 in Bonn

The last autumn meeting of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts took place virtually. This year, the conference will once again be an in-person event. Further information

17.08.2021 | Conference

BPIP Conference, 25–26 October 2021 in Tel Aviv

The Best Practices in Intellectual Property (BPIP) Conference brings global decision makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv. This year, our patent expert Dr Anna Maria Villa will give a presentation on ‘Searching patents with semantics and AI’. Further information

01.07.2021 | Law and policy

Digital transformation, data and frontier technologies

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), headquartered in Geneva, is conducting a survey on the impact of frontier technologies on intellectual property (IP). This questionnaire on frontier technologies and data begins with general questions about the use of frontier technologies and IP, and then moves on to focus on data as a driving force behind these technologies. The responses...

21.06.2021 | Patents

DNA data storage innovators Robert Grass and Wendelin Stark receive European Inventor Award 2021

«Grass and Stark’s remarkable cross-disciplinary research has led to an invention that has the potential to reshape our approach to long-term data storage,» says EPO President António Campinos. «With digitalisation transforming almost every aspect of society, this innovation represents a leap forward in terms of improving the durability of the information we produce and holds promise for...

07.06.2021 | Patents, IP news, IPI

European Inventor Award 2021: Swiss researcher in the final

The European Patent Office (EPO) is hosting the first-ever digital edition of the European Inventor Award ceremony on Thursday, 17 June, which viewers will be able to watch at inventoraward.org. The ceremony, an important event in the science and innovation calendar, will give audiences around the globe an opportunity to learn about outstanding inventors from Europe and beyond who have devised...

 
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