This Bulletin features an introduction on how the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court will fill the gap in the European patent system that users inside and outside Europe have been unhappy about for many years. This new issue of the Bulletin will also bring to you more useful news related to patents, this time a free-of-charge app that allows you to search for patent information anywhere and at any time.

The IP Perception Study, commissioned by the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, is also presented to you, providing you an insight into what the concept of IP means to the Union’s citizens, especially younger people.

Another article addresses how the expansion of 3D printing as a disruptive technology could impact traditional manufacturing and business models.

Also, this Bulletin includes an interview with an expert on EU-funded projects, with tips on the exploitation of results and details of his experience with regard to proposal preparation. And finally, another article offers some tips and practices for project managers to convert the knowledge resulting from publicly funded research activities into socio-economic benefits.

As always, you can enjoy the patent quiz and are informed about IP awareness-raising events past and future.

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