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.

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

09 December 2022

  • Fight against product piracy: G7 IP leaders intend to intensify cooperation

30 November 2022

  • “Extraordinary innovative capacity, excellent innovations”

21 November 2022

  • "Impressive and highly innovative technical solutions"

26 October 2022

  • "Level never seen before": 2022 Deutscher Zukunftspreis award fort high-tech microscope

24 October 2022

  • Expansion plug, airbag, stud boots: Independent inventors are still an “important part of the innovation landscape”

29 September 2022

  • Global Innovation Index 2022: Germany moves up to 8th place in the ranking

20 September 2022

  • Another serious case of fraud: German Patent and Trade Mark Office warns again of misleading payment requests

14 September 2022

  • Deutscher Zukunftspreis: two DPMA proposals among the nominated innovations

24 August 2022

  • Free consultations providing guidance and orientation to small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups

13 July 2022

  • Serious case of fraud: German Patent and Trade Mark Office firmly warns of misleading payment requests

30 June 2022

  • Long tradition and a guarantee for the future

21 June 2022

  • European Inventor Award for “phenomenal lifetime achievement”

2 June 2022

  • DPMA Annual Report 2021: China ever more innovative in digital technologies

5 May 2022

  • Federal Minister of Justice: “Maintain and extend the competences of the DPMA”

25 April 2022

  • World Intellectual Property Day 2022: DPMA President praises young inventors’ eagerness for innovation

29 March 2022

  • Germany is leading in the field of climate-friendly innovations

09 March 2022

  • Number of patent grants at record level


  • Archive - press releases


Last updated: 20 October 2020