The European Patent Office (EPO) is an international authority set up on the basis of the European Patent Convention to grant European patents using a unitary and centralised procedure. A single patent application in any of the three official languages - English, French or German - can provide patent protection in 35 states.
The European patent system also offers a high level of legal certainty, as European patents are only granted following an in-depth examination and a comprehensive novelty search based on a collection of over 60 million documents. For more information, visit www.epo.org.
Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Microsoft Research also collaborates openly with colleges and universities worldwide to advance the field of computer science. More information can be found at http://www.research.microsoft.com/.
Ontotext provides core semantic technology distinctive for its performance, scale, and compliance with standards. Its semantic database OWLIM is proven to be the fastest and most scalable RDF(S)/OWL engine. Ontotext develops KIM – the most popular semantic annotation and search platform. WSMO Studio and wsmo4j are at the heart of the recent developments in Semantic WS and BPM.
Ontotext’s technology delivers real-world applications in Life Sciences, Web Search, BI, Telecommunications, Media Monitoring, Online Recruitment, and other areas.
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