European Patent Office strike
Thu 4 Dec 2014, 07:00

On the 2nd of December, the European Patent Office employees took to the streets of Munich to express their extreme anxiety and disquiet at the state of governance of the office that, if things go according to plan, will soon be responsible for administering the unitary patent system that will provide patent protection across almost all of the European Union's Member States. More unrest and anxiety is building up regarding the running of the European Patent Office, its staff relations, finances and other issues.

Validation of European patents in Moldova
Wed 28 Oct 2015, 22:17

It will soon be possible to validate European patents and European patent applications in the Republic of Moldova. Following Morocco earlier this year, the validation agreement between the EPO and Moldova will enter into force on 1 November 2015. Similar to Morocco, Moldova is not a contracting state of the EPC, but will now recognise a European patent.