About: European Patent Office

Economy & Jobs 28-07-2017

GEOX founder: ‘Invest more in education, that’s the real problem’

Mario Moretti Polegato is one of Italy's most successful businessmen. Despite the EU institutions' constant talk about smart growth, he believes Europe has a lot to do to catch up with the US.

EPO chief: ‘It takes time before patent filings lead to growth and job creation’

A patent filing is usually the very first step in the process to commercialise a new product or new process but it can take years before the invention described in a patent filing is ready to be commercially introduced in the market, says Benoît Battistelli.