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Open Register of Patent Ownership Launched

The Open Register of Patent Ownership (ORoPO) was launched, with the objective of creating a user-friendly and freely accessible database with information about which companies own which patents. Oropo is committed to assembling the first global database of who owns which patents. A report from the ORoPO Foundation stated that as much as 25% of the world’s patent ownership data may be ... Read More »

Europatent Sale May be Imminent

BIIA reported in two previous posts that Europatent had entered insolvency proceedings.  Password, Germany reported recently that the insolvency proceedings are still ongoing, however persistent rumors indicate that a sale of the company may be imminent.  The former general manager of Europatent, Gottschalk has moved to Palma de Mallorca, Spain and opened a new business in consulting.  The insolvency administrator has ... Read More »

Europatent: Insolvency Administrator Mirko Möllen Ensures Continued Business Operations

BIIA reported in a recent post that Europatent had entered insolvency proceedings.  Today BIIA received a press release from Europatent’s insolvency administrator Mirko Möllen of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, who has ensured that business operations at the insolvent company EUROPATENT Gesellschaft für europäischen Patentdienst GmbH + Co. OHG will continue. “Business is good, the customers have stayed loyal to us,” said ... Read More »

Europatent Insolvent – Possibility of Rescue

Europatent, a German based information provider for patent information has entered insolvency proceedings and may be liquidated.  Europatent was the only information company to publish patent information online and provided search, monitoring and software services.  The company had approximately 2,000 clients. According to Guenter Gottschalk, General Manager of Europatent, the insovency procedings were initiated by the German tax authorities because ... Read More »