Classifying Spam – not patentable in Europe

The challenges in obtaining European patent protection for inventions in the field of artificial intelligence have been highlighted in a recent decision by the European Patent Office’s Board of Appeal in dealing with a European patent application Nr. 14725807.3 by Google for “classifying resources using a deep network”.  The patent...

Industrial Technologies 2022 Grenoble

This week three of our colleagues (Robert Harrison, Kilian Müller, and Eva Magd) took part in the EU-organised conference on Industrial Technologies 2022, held in Grenoble (France). The event is designed for research and technology organizations (RTOs), representatives of industrial companies as well as policymakers to discuss current trends, challenges...

Quantum Computing Innovations

Regular analyses of patent applications world wide show that quantum computing is one of the fastest growing technologies and governments are investing large sums of money. One prediction, dating from 2020, suggests that the quantum computing market could read USD 1 trillion by 2035. With such large sums being poured...

Europäischer Fonds unterstützt IP von kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen (KMU)

Die Europäische Kommission hat einen Fonds eingerichtet, der kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen mit Sitz in der EU dabei unterstützen soll Rechte in Bezug auf geistiges Eigentum (IP) zu erhalten und durchzusetzen. Darunter fallen zum Beispiel Patente, Marken und Gebrauchsmuster. Die Umsetzung des Fonds zeigt geringfügige Unterschiede von Land zu Land....

European Fund supporting IP for SMEs

The European Commission has implemented a fund to support European Union based small and medium-sized enterprises to obtain and exploit intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks and designs. The way the fund operates is slightly different from country to country. Generally, it provides support to SMEs of up to...