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1 The European Patent Office An introduction ti to the EPO and the European patent t system Niels Stevnsborg European Patent Academy, Munich Ankara, 25 February 2016

2 Our mission As the patent office for Europe, we support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention. European Patent Office 2

3 Our history 1973 Diplomatic Conference in Munich 5 October 1973 Signature of the European Patent Convention (EPC) by 16 countries 1977 Entry into force of the EPC in 7 countries Foundation of the European Patent Organisation Foundation of the European Patent Office 2013 Celebration of 40 years of the EPC More on European Patent Office 3

4 Seven founding states in 1977 Belgium Germany France Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland United Kingdom European Patent Office 4

5 member states in Belgium Germany France Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland United Kingdom Sweden Italy Austria Liechtenstein t i Greece Spain Denmark Monaco Portugal Ireland Finland Cyprus Turkey Bulgaria Czech Republic Estonia Slovakia Slovenia European Patent Office 5

6 Today European member states Belgium Germany France Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland United Kingdom Sweden Italy Austria Liechtenstein Greece Spain Denmark Monaco Portugal Ireland Finland Cyprus Turkey Bulgaria Czech Republic Estonia Slovakia Slovenia Hungary Romania Poland Iceland Lithuania Latvia Malta Croatia Norway Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia San Marino Albania Serbia 2 European extension states Bosnia-Herzegovina i Montenegro 2 Validation states Morocco Republic of Moldova European Patent Office 6

7 Our status Second-largest intergovernmental institution in Europe Not an EU institution Self-financing, i.e. revenue from fees covers operating and capital expenditure European Patent Office 7

8 Structure of the European Patent Organisation European Patent Organisation Administrative Council European Patent Office The legislative body The executive body is made up of delegates is responsible for from the member states searching, examining and supervises the activities publishing patent of fthe Office applications appoints the President is responsible for holding votes on the Office's opposition proceedings budget is responsible for appeal proceedings before the boards of appeal European Patent Office 8

9 Structure of the European Patent Office President Presidential area Benoît Battistelli DG 0 Directorates-General Operations DG 1 Operational Support DG 2 Administration DG 4 Legal/International Affairs DG 5 Appeals DG 3 Guillaume Minnoye Alberto Casado Cerviño Željko Topić Raimund Lutz Wim van der Eijk European Patent Office 9

10 Structure of the European Patent Office President Presidential area Benoît Battistelli DG 0 Directorates-General t Operations DG 1 Operational Support DG 2 Administration DG 4 Legal/International Affairs DG 5 Appeals DG 3 Guillaume Minnoye Alberto Casado Cerviño Željko Topić Raimund Lutz Wim van der Eijk Search Substantive Examination Opposition Business Services Patent Administration Quality Management Information Management Human Resources General Administration Central Procurement European and International Co-operation Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs Legal Services Patent Information and European Patent Academy European Patent Office 10

11 Our five locations in Europe Headquarters Liaison office with the EU European Patent Office 11

12 Our staff Munich The Hague Berlin 269 Vienna Brussels s Total Around 60% are patent examiners Source: EPO data 2014 European Patent Office 12

13 The role of the EPO in the European grant procedure We provide patent protection for up to 38 EPO member states, t 2 Extension and 2 Validation states based on a single application in one of the three official languages (English, French, German) We are also responsible for limitation and revocation proceedings by patentees opposition proceedings by third parties appeal proceedings before the boards of appeal The EPO makes all patent documents available to the public European Patent Office 13

14 Basic steps in the European grant procedure Filing Search Examination Grant Opposition Appeal Publication of the application and search report Publication of the patent specification European Patent Office 14

15 The European grant procedure in more detail (1) Applicant European patent application Refusal or withdrawal of application Validation in designated states EPO Filing and formalities examination Search and search report together with preliminary opinion on patentability Substantive examination Grant of European patent Publication of the application and search report Publication of the patent specification Public Observations by third parties possible European Patent Office 15

16 The European grant procedure in more detail (2) Applicant Refusal or withdrawal of application Validation in designated states EPO Substantive examination Grant of European patent Limitation or revocation proceedings Appeal proceedings Opposition proceedings Public Publication of the patent specification European Patent Office 16

17 State-of-the-art searches World's largest collection of documents over 800 million records of patent t and non-patent t literature documents in over 120 databases more than journals databases updated daily High-performance EPOQUE search tool used by examiners a worldwide benchmark used by over 40 patent offices, including Australia, Brazil and China Machine translation to extend the range of easily accessible information European Patent Office 17

18 Thorough procedures and review processes Single procedure The EPC provides the legal l framework for the granting procedure. Systematic approach Each application is examined by a division of three technically qualified examiners. Review processes Oppositions are examined by three technically qualified examiners, at least two of whom will not have been involved in the grant proceedings for the patent. Appeals are heard by an independent second-instance judiciary i (boards of appeal). European Patent Office 18

19 What information do patent documents contain? Title of the invention, name of the inventor Detailed description of the invention: how it is constructed, how it is used, benefits compared with what already exists Claims providing a precise definition of what the patent protects Drawings Abstracts: summary of the invention particularly l useful for search engines European Patent Office 19

20 The public can use patent documents to find out what technology already exists and build on it keep track of what other inventors and companies are doing avoid infringing other people's patent rights check out where an invention is patented, and where it is not European Patent Office 20

21 All patent documents are accessible free of charge on Espacenet over 90 million patent documents, easily searchable Patent Translate Automatic translation between English and 31 other languages, g including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian. European Patent Office 21

22 Training organised by the European Patent Academy Training on IP and our services and dtools for applicants and attorneys judges patent office staff universities and research centres businesses and SMEs An extensive collection of free e-learning materials on European Patent Office 22

23 Total European patent filings 1) 1) Direct European filings under the EPC and international filings under the PCT. European Patent Office 23

24 Origin of European patent filings (2014) 1) DE: Germany I FR: France I CH: Switzerland I NL: Netherlands I GB: United Kingdom US: United States I JP: Japan I CN: P.R. China I KR: R. Korea I EPO: European Patent Organisation Shares in Direct European filings under the European Patent Convention (EPC) and international filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). European Patent Office 24

25 Technical fields 1) with the most applications (2014) 2) 1) Classified according to the IPC and technology concordance table as revised in January ) Based on European patent applications filed with the EPO. European Patent Office 25

26 Top applicants seeking patent protection from the EPO in ) 1) Based on European patent applications filed with the EPO. European Patent Office 26

27 Granted patents (2014) 1) EPO Member states 51% DE: Germany I FR: France I CH: Switzerland I NL: Netherlands I GB: United Kongdom US: United States I JP: Japan I CN: P.R. China I KR: South Korea I EPO: European Patent Organisation 1) Analysis based on granted patents in Patents have been allocated to the country of residence of the first-named patentee. European Patent Office 27

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