The European Patent Office (EPO) will launch its dedicated Observatory on Patents and Technology in the second half of 2023. The Observatory will contribute to a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of important issues related to the future of innovation and technology, and their impact on the patent system. Based on the feedback gathered from an online consultation run in February 2022, the EPO presented a comprehensive proposal to the Administrative Council in June 2022, which was received positively (link Administrative Council document CA/47/22). Preparations to draft the first biennial Work Plan (2023-2025) are underway. In this context, the EPO has launched a second public consultation to represent all stakeholders’ interests and include diverse viewpoints in the first Work Plan. The EPO has already drawn up an initial list of topics and initiatives and would be interested in hearing your thoughts about (a) topics to be addressed and (b) activities and tools to be developed. Read more
Tuesday, March 7 2023 \ Published by Icelandic IP Office .