Benoit Olbrechts

Technology transfer is the best way to valorise research results when the will or the means are not there to exploit them commercially. Through an overview of concrete cases, the European Patent Office invites us to take a look at the difficulties, but also the strategic means available to achieve a technology transfer.

Marie-France Rousseau

ACUMEN, Agoria's largest knowledge, inspiration and networking event has a new look after a fully digital edition in 2020: four days, more than 100 sessions, in a combination of digital and corona-safe 'live' sessions. People are more than ever longing to meet face-to-face again. Sirris is also contributing to this edition.

Benoit Olbrechts

Are you protecting the intellectual assets of your business with intellectual property rights? To support you, the pre-diagnostic IP services from the EUIPO SME Fund 'Ideas Powered for Business' stand as an attractive opportunity.

Frank Van den Broek

Is your SME considering applying for a trademark or design at a national, regional (Benelux) or EU level? A new European fund - the IP Voucher - grants a 50 % discount on the basic fee for a trademark or design application since 1 March.

Benoit Olbrechts
Frank Van den Broek

Patent Search Reports issued by the European Patent Office (EPO) provide valuable insights both for the patent assignees as well as for their competitors, in particular regarding the grant procedure chances of success.

Frank Van den Broek

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has expanded its suite of online services with an online platform providing free access to comprehensive, unbiased, and structured reports on many patent databases. WIPO INSPIRE will help a range of stakeholders in searching the myriad of patent databases around the world.

Benoit Olbrechts

The EPO treats plants and plant varieties obtained by essentially biological processes (crossing, hybridisation, selective breeding) as non-patentable in principle.

Fabienne Windels

When a company innovates, it may find itself up against a patent from a competitor that has a monopoly on the relevant product or process. How can you bypass this blocking patent?

Fabienne Windels

When a company innovates, it may find itself up against a patent from a competitor that has a monopoly on the relevant product or process. How can you avoid being blocked?

Fabienne Windels

WIPO revises and adopts a broader perspective on artificial intelligence as well as expands its remarks on copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.