The year 2017 saw not only the targets met by the Eurasian Patent Organization as set for us in 2016, but also new accomplishments that we achieved.
I am proud to report the conclusion of two international patent prosecution highway agreements that capped the work towards this goal. In April 2017, the Eurasian Patent Office and the European Patent Office signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program. September 2017 saw the signatures affixed to the Memorandum of Understanding on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) and
Innovators filed 3,302 applications for Eurasian patent protection with the Eurasian Office in 2017
The Eurasian Patent Office had 50,384 Eurasian application filings since the year 1996, through 2017
Total application filings made via EAPO-ONLINE system
In 2017 alone, 3,282 Eurasian patents were granted, which constitutes 6.53% growth from the previous year.
In 2017, the Eurasian Patent Organization’s Administrative Council held its thirty-third (twenty-fourth ordinary) meeting. The EAPO AC Budget Working Group had its twenty-second meeting in the reporting year. >>
The Eurasian Patent Organization continued streamlining the Eurasian Patent Organization's regulatory framework in 2017. The team made amendments and addenda to the Patent Regulations under the EAPC, Administrative Regulations under the EAPC and the Eurasian Patent Office Staff Employment Regulations. >>
The distribution pattern for Eurasian applications by industry did not change significantly in the year under review. Similar to the previous reporting periods, the most applications were filed for inventions in organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and medicines. >>
International applications accounted for the bulk of Eurasian applications in 2017 totalling 2,523 applications, or 76.4% of all the applications filed.
The Eurasian applications filing dynamics under the aforementioned procedures for the applicants from states party to the Eurasian Patent Convention
The Eurasian Patent Office continued strengthening and advancing the Eurasian patent system in 2017. Cooperation with Eurasian patent integration countries, international and regional IP organizations as well as with leading IP offices >>