Category Archives: Patents & Inventions

Unitary Patent: where are we at?

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On June 1, 2023, the European patent with unitary effect came into effect. The new system entered into force after the ratification of the International Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 20 years after the first proposal of the European Commission to create a “community patent”. How the unitary patent works The unitary patent […]

Certifying Made in Italy: the TrackIT blockchain project

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Made in Italy is the first global distinctive sign using blockchain technology to certify the origin of the products and to trace the relative production phases. In particular, there are many governmental initiatives in force aimed to achieve an always higher protection of the sign at issue. A good example is the one represented by […]

International data transfer: the EPDB updates its guidelines

international data transfer

The European Data Protection Board (EPDB) updated guidelines 05/2021 on extra-UE personal data transfer. The new guidelines, issued on the 14th of February 2023, include many practical examples to guide operators in the GDPR application. The Concept of International Data Transfer The EDPB recalls that GDPR does not provide a legal definition of “transfer of […]

Patents: 2,5% of applications received by EPO comes from Italy


On January 30 2023, the European Patent Office (EPO) published the latest report on trends related to the innovation field. The report shows that the number of patent applications received by EPO is rapidly growing, with a total of 193,460 patent applications in 2022, that is an increase of 2.5% compared to the previous year. […]