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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),



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.


European patent - Publication of the mention of the inventor


According to Rule 20 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,



The designated inventor shall be mentioned in the published European patent application and the European patent specification, unless he informs the European Patent Office in writing that he has waived his right to be thus mentioned. 

European patent - Designation of the inventor

According to Rule 19 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,


Partial transfer of the right to the European patent

According to Rule 18 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,


Filing of a new European patent application by the entitled person

According to Rule 17 of the European Patent Convention (EPC) Implementing Regulations,



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