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

Patent applications by female inventors are still too few and there lies an underexploited potential for innovation.

The Sirris Patent Cell is publishing a short video with experts for understanding what rights a patent confers.

The EPO is offering an updated version of its online tutorial on the European Patent Register that includes its recent changes.

The European trade mark has growing success with companies.

Some figures on patents filed in Belgium and patents filed by Belgian companies in Europe.

The EPO has launched a new version of the Espacenet database that is richer and friendlier.

At the end of 2018 the European Patent Office organised its first conference on the patentability of Blockchain and its applications.

If you have questions on particular aspects of intellectual property, Sirris has produced relevant videos for you!

How to read a patent, especially the claims, and how to interpret them as an engineer and not as a lawyer or patent specialist.