Press releases

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News from the DPMA

Inventiveness and creativity need effective protection. The DPMA is the German centre of expertise for all intellectual property rights - for patents, utility models, trade marks and registered designs. As the largest national patent office in Europe and the fifth largest national patent office in the world, it is committed to Germany's future as a country of inventors in a globalised economy.

Here you will find our current press releases and the archive of earlier press releases.
Not all press releases are available in English. Here you will find an overview of the press releases in German.


  • Dr Maria Skottke-Klein is new Vice-President of the DPMA

28 November 2023

  • “The quality of patent examination is top priority”

27 September 2023

  • Germany ranks 8th in World Intellectual Property Organization‘s list of most innovative states – DPMA President: innovation system is stable, productive and efficient, yet there are risks due to digitisation deficit

21 September 2023

  • “German Patent and Trade Mark Office counts on Jena”

13 September 2023

  • 2023 Deutscher Zukunftspreis award: Highly advanced medical technology and technologies for climate protection

29 August 2023

  • 25 years in Jena: DPMA keeps expanding patent examination in the city of innovation

29 August 2023

  • Exhibition: “We protect innovations – 25 years of the DPMA in Jena”

10 August 2023

  • How to benefit from patents, trade marks and other IP rights: Free consultations for SMEs, start-ups and founder teams

26 July 2023

  • Connecting with the innovative industry: kick-off for the exchange format DPMAimpuls

24 July 2023

  • A “stroke of luck” for the Federal Ministry of Justice and the DPMA

10 July 2023

  • President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office meets with heads of offices at the margins of the WIPO Assemblies

9 May 2023

  • European Inventor Award 2023: DPMA President congratulates LiFi pioneer Harald Haas on being selected as a finalist

25 April 2023

  • More and more women inventors in Germany

27 March 2023

  • Considerable increase in innovations in battery technology

09 March 2023

  • Patent grants at a record level again

30 January 2023

  • Handover of office at the DPMA: Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer is succeeded by Eva Schewior


  • Archive - press releases


Last updated: 20 October 2020