Every year, the EPO hosts a Tutor's Meeting where EQE tutors discuss the last exams with the Examination Committee's who made them. This year, on 18 Oct 2018, Pete Pollard (Fireball Patents) will talk about why the DII part (Legal Opinion) of the D paper should be embraced by trainees, tutors & mentors to prepare trainees for their working life. By developing certain real-life skills, trainees can efficiently develop their own methodology to score enough marks at the exam to pass.
Startups often worry about future conflicts with other patent holders. This guide discusses initiatives to protect groups and members.
Unified Patents is free to join if your turnover is less than $ 20 million.
A short article from the WIPO magazine by Quantify IP, giving some tips which can be used by those looking for patent protection in many countries.
There are a confusing number of programs and arrangements available at local and national level in The Netherlands. Sprout (in Dutch) gives a nice overview.
This table gives a short overview (in Dutch) of the possibilities at different stages of growth
Technical startups are very careful about the information they share with others, and with good reason. But it is not practical to keep everything secret. With i-DEPOT's you can control the flow of confidential information, both internally and externally.
At the Annual Meeting in Barcelona, an INTA panel explored how technical startups can save money on patents. They were: Pete Pollard (Fireball Patents, NL), Marieke Westgeest (Markenizer, NL), Hui Wang (Chofn Intellectual Property, China) and Eric D. Morehouse (Kenealy Vaidya, US).