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Technology matchmaking event, Istanbul, Turkey
Event date: 2010-01-28

The occasion will not be bound to a specific sector but will cover areas in which high technological challenges and solutions are available and applicable... Read more


OECD report highlights increasingly global nature of research
Date: 2009-12-16

A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) draws on information on patents, research papers, researcher mobility and technology transfer to highlight the increasingly international nature of research... Read more

Unification of European patenting system one step closer
Date: 2009-12-07

European Union industry ministers at the 2,982nd meeting of the Competitiveness Council on 4 December unanimously adopted new conclusions on the main elements of the European Union Patent and a single European Patent Court... Read more

China: EU calls for less barriers, more IPR protection to boost investment
Date: 2009-09-08

EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton has today called for greater efforts on both sides to boost EU-China investment. At the China International Fair for Investment and Trade in Xiamen, Fujian Province, Commissioner Ashton addressed an audience of Chinese and international government and business delegates...
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Development of effective tools to protect intellectual property

"The current European system of patents, as operated around the European Patents Office and the national offices, is based on the issue of national patents which are valid only in the Member States in which they are issued. (...) It is important for research in Europe for the European patent to be started up as soon as possible..." Read more (PDF)

Extract from the Commission's Communication "Towards a European Research Area" (PDF)

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Last updated on: 2010-01-20