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European patent - Registration of transfers

According to Rule 22 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,

 

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The transfer of a European patent application shall be recorded in the European Patent Register at the request of an interested party, upon production of documents providing evidence of such transfer.

 

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List of the top 25 applicants by number of patent applications at the European Patent Office in 2017.


According to the EPO Annual Report for 2017 this is the list of the top 25 applicants by number of patent applications at the European Patent Office in 2017.

Top 25

  • 1.HUAWEI ….......................... 2308 European patent applications

  • 2.SIEMENS …...........................2 220 European patent applications

European patent - Rectification of the designation of an inventor


 

According to Rule 21 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,

 

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Toyota and Panasonic intend joint development of electric vehicle batteries

Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp. stated that are considering making batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in joint cooperation , as Toyota aims battery development to help meet its goal for green cars to comprise half of global sales by 2030. It is planned to expand development of prismatic - flat, pouch-shaped - batteries with higher energy density.

General Motors (GM) challenges Tesla with plan for producing profitable low cost electric cars

General Motors have stated that plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker,

Electric and autonomous vehicles - known in the industry as EVs and AVs - are widely seen as the keystones of future transport, but Tesla, Ford Motor Co and other car manufacturers are still working out how to make money on them.

European patent - Rectification of the designation of an inventor

According to Rule 21 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations (IR),

 

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Apple is most probably working on its own brand high-quality headphones

According to Apple Insider information found on internet Apple is updating its wireless AirPods and is working on its own brand of high-quality over-ears headphones, which could arrive later during 2018.

WIPO’s PCT publishes 3 millionth international patent application

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) In February 2017, published the 3 millionth international application under its Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This remarkable result  in the history of the international patent system and WIPO is clear indication that, in spite a great deal of economic uncertainty, the global knowledge economy is constantly growing.

 

Tesla Model 3

Tesla, Inc. the American company that specializes in electric automotives, energy storage and solar panel manufacturing have in 2017 started with limited production of the new Tesla 3 Model.

The Tesla Model 3 is a mid-size all-electric four-door sedan that according to Tesla officials, the Model 3 standard model delivers an EPA -rated all-electric range of 220 miles (354 km) and the long-range model delivers 310 miles (500 km).

Toshiba has developed Next-Generation Lithium-ion Battery with New Anode Material

・New battery achieves driving range of electric vehicles boosted to 320km on 6-minute, ultra-rapid recharge, triple that possible with current lithium-ion battery.
・New anode material, titanium niobium oxide achieves double the capacity of the anode of current lithium-ion batteries.

 

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