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Mobilisation for start of mass opposition against patent on tomatoes
This week, a European-wide coalition is starting a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional ...
New study shows intellectual property is good for the European economy
The European Patent Office (EPO) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) today published their second EU-wide study of the impact of Intellectual ...
Concerns raised over European Parliament robotics report
Following the European Parliament’s plenary vote today to approve its legal affairs committee report on civil law rules on robotics, Nicolas Jeanmart, head of ...
UK BioIndustry Association statement in response to Prime Minister triggering Article 50
In response to the Prime Minister's triggering of Article 50 today, BIA CEO, Steve Bates OBE, said:
Stop patents on bread and beer now!
Patents claiming wheat, flour and bread, or tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber as inventions of industry - these are just a few examples of patent applications ...
Still no solution regarding patents on plants and animals
The 38 Contracting States of the European Patent Office (EPO) at their meeting in The Hague decided to strengthen prohibitions in European patent law in regard ...
Opposition to Monsanto bio-piracy patent on soybeans rejected
The European Patent Office (EPO) rejected on 11 October the opposition filed by 'No Patents on Seeds!' against the Monsanto patent EP 2134870.
Monsanto granted "patent on severed broccoli"
European Patent Office once again grants a patent on plant breeding
EC fintech consultation response: New technology, but same rules must apply
Insurance Europe responded to the European Commission’s consultation on "Fintech: a more competitive and innovative European financial sector".
European Patent Office boosts its business with Patents on Life
A monopoly on specific tomatoes with a higher content of healthy compounds known as flavonols was granted by the European Patent Office (EPO) to the Swiss ...
MedTech Europe: Brexit deal must ensure continued access to needed medtech
MedTech Europe, the trade association representing the medical technology industry, wants negotiators to be highly sensitive to the impact of Brexit to ...
European Parliament calling for patents on plants derived from conventional breeding to be stopped
In a resolution backed by a large majority of its members, the European Parliament has taken a clear position against granting patents on plants derived from ...
UK companies file more European patents in 2014
Patent filings at the European Patent Office (EPO) grew by 3.1% in 2014, hitting a new record high of over 274 000. Companies from the UK filed 6 823 patents ...
The EU's move against innovation
As the European Commission prepares to publish its long-awaited review of pharmaceutical innovation incentives, two major factors must steer its future policy ...
Europe in full throttle for e-services economy
Europe's revolution in the e-services economy is advancing strongly, with the video games industry playing a crucial role in its success, says a new report ...
Patents on chimpanzees, sperm cells and human genes - European Patents 'black List' published
Today Testbiotech is publishing a “Black List” of European Patents that have already been granted. Ten examples, granted since 2009, were selected for the list ...
Marine Knowledge: digital seabed map of European waters
The oceans and seas that surround Europe offer new opportunities for growth and jobs to meet the Europe 2020 goals. To best tap this potential, there is a need ...
The European Patent Office's "Guide for applicants" has been designed to provide inventors, companies and their representatives with an outline of the ...
EUR 30bn earmarked for EU research projects 2018-2020
The EU announced its work programme for research and innovation funding over the period 2018-2020 Friday, with EUR 30 billion earmarked for supporting ...
research.eu results magazine no 38
research*eu results features highlights from the most exciting EU-funded research and development projects. Special feature: Can Hydrogen revolutionise our ...
Seal of Excellence for EU research funding
The European Commission launched on 12 October a new initiative to ensure that taxpayer money is spent efficiently by improving the synergies between EU ...
2013 EU Industrial R&D Scoreboard
For the first time since 2004, an EU company – the German carmaker Volkswagen – is the world’s largest private sector R&D investor. Volkswagen tops the ...
EU auditors review innovation support for SMEs
The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU's innovation support scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including start-ups, it ...
Horizon Report Europe - 2014 Schools Edition
The NMC Horizon Project from the New Media Consortium is a long-term investigation launched in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely ...
Innovation must start from the market, not from R&D, SMEs tell Ministers
A better understanding of how small businesses operate and innovate is a must for the success of the upcoming “EU Innovation Act”, according to UEAPME, the ...
Parliament and Council must bring "Horizon 2020" in line with SMEs' needs
UEAPME issues position paper; calls for 15% dedicated budget, single entry point; rejects attempts to dilute SME definition
EU patent: SMEs welcome unitary system, urge Italy and Spain to join
UEAPME, the European craft and SME employers' organisation, warmly welcomed the votes at the Competitiveness Council yesterday (Monday) and at the European ...
UEAPME requests more focus on innovation for SMEs
At the Clean Sky SME Day, coinciding with the European Competitiveness Council discussion on the future Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020, Gunilla ...
Proposal for a new EU space policy
The European Commission made a proposal for a new space policy on 26 October,with the aim of fostering new services and promoting Europe's leadership in space.
SMEs poised to profit from RFID technology
A new EU-funded project starting this month and running for two years will help European SMEs in understanding and fully leveraging the potential benefits of ...
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