This year AIPPI’s (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) congress, the 43rd World Intellectual Property Congress that will be held in Seoul between October 20 and 23rd, 2012, will provide a forum for lively discussions on world-wide issues in the field of IP, including the most recent developments relating to patent law harmonization, international trademark issues and copyrights, as well as the enforcement of IP rights.
This Guide outlines the provisions relevant to the filing of European patent applications, offering practical advice to smooth the way to a European patent. It cannot, however, go into the details or specific issues of the European patent grant procedure, and it does not constitute an official commentary on the European Patent Convention (EPC).
The CEP® Clean Energy & Passive House Expo is an international trade fair and congress for energy efficiency and will take place for the fourth time in Budapest between 17 and 18 October 2012 at Lurdy Conference and Event Center. At the exhibition you will receive extensive information on the products, technologies, services and innovations in the area of energy efficient buildings and reconstruction.
The World Energy Forum 2012 will be held on October 22-24, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
The World Energy Forum 2012 is expected to be attended by over two thousand delegates, including several heads of state, scores of national energy ministers, and top leaders from the industry.
Some of the outstanding features of World Energy Forum 2012 include:
The Community guidelines on State aid to promote risk capital investments in small and medium-sized enterprises set out the conditions that Member States should respect when granting State aid to promote access to risk capital for SMEs in their early development stages, particularly with a view to ensuring that such aid targets a proven equity gap and does not crowd out financial markets. The Risk Capital Guidelines apply from 18 August 2006.
In Europe, what started out four years ago as a sovereign debt crisis, morphed into a euro currency crisis and led to the fall of several European governments, has now triggered a full-blown crisis of public confidence: in the economy, in the future, in the benefits of European economic integration, in membership in the European Union, in the euro and in the free market system. The public is very worried about joblessness, inflation and public debt, and those fears are fueling much of this uncertainty and negativity.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) currently represent 99% of all business in Europe and contribute 65 million jobs. 85% of the total number of new jobs in the European Union between 2002 and 2010 were created by SMEs, demonstrating the importance and scale of this sector and the immense potential that it holds for job creation in the EU.
From September 9 to 12, 2012 the Joint International Congress and Exhibition “Electronics Goes Green 2012+” will be organized in Berlin by Fraunhofer IZM and Technical University Berlin.
The event is a cutting-edge forum for discussion on electronics and the environment. Leading technology experts and eco-designers will meet for four days of lectures, workshops and networking on this ever more important topic.