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(Training and introductory sessions will take place at the EPO sub-office in Vienna in the run-up to the forum on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 and in the morning of Thursday, 19 April 2012.)

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

14.00 - 14.20

Welcome & keynote speech

(Richard Flammer, EPO)

14.20 - 15.50
Improved access to Asian data
14.20 - 14.45

China: SIPO's patent information services for the public

(Lu Mo, SIPO)
Presentation (PDF, 3 MB)

14.45 - 15.10

India: improved infrastructure, better patent information dissemination

(Naveen Andrew C, IPO)
Presentation (PDF, 3.4 MB)

15.10 - 15.35

Overcoming language barriers: machine translation and other tools

(Jon Orwant, Google)
Presentation (PDF, 1.1 MB)

15.35 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.30 Regional focus
16.00 - 16.30

Patent enforcement in Chinese Taipei - its efficacy and deficiency
(Kung-Chung Liu, Academia Sinica)
Presentation (PDF, 537 KB)
Article (PDF, 293 KB)

16.30 - 17.00

Past, present and future of the Hong Kong patent system
(Peter K F Cheung, Hong Kong IPD)
Presentation (PDF, 934 KB)

17.00 - 17.30

IP Online: Malaysia's new online search and filing system
(Sharifah Nadiah Syed Sheikh, MyIPO)
Presentation (PDF, 3.9 MB)

18.30 - 22.00

Evening event at Palais Auersperg

(departure of buses from "Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen" at 18.15 hrs)

Friday, 20 April 2012

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

Time Programme
08.30 - 10.30

Poster session and product presentations

(product presentations will start at 08:45)

10.30 - 12.00

Round-table discussions

  • Table 1: Best mode of searching Asian full text: cross-lingual search vs. machine-translated databases
    Results, part 1 (JPG, 264 KB)
    Results, part 2 (JPG, 391 KB)
    Results, part 3 (JPG, 395 KB)
    Results, part 4 (JPG, 124 KB)
  • Table 2: Asian legal status: what do we miss most?
    Results, part 1 (JPG, 312 KB)
    Results, part 2 (JPG, 466 KB)
  • Table 3: Harmonised patent classification schemes and the future of F-terms
    Results (JPG, 468 KB)
  • Table 4: Best practice of searching Asian patent registers
    Results (JPG, 307 KB)
  • Table 5: What do we want from patent information from ASEAN countries?
  • Table 6: Saudi-Arabia and beyond: what patent information do we need from Arab countries?
    Results, part 1 (JPG, 319 KB)
    Results, part 2 (JPG, 433 KB)
  • Table 7: Meeting the challenge: effective search in Indian patent data
    Results, part 1 (JPG, 431 KB)
    Results, part 2 (JPG, 208 KB)
  • Table 8: Where do we stand with Chinese patent information in English: free vs. payable sources
  • Table 9: Best mode of searching Taiwanese patent information
12.00 - 13.30
Lunch & possibility to visit poster exhibition
13.30 - 14.00

Wrap-up of round-table discussions

14.00 - 15.30


  • Stream 1: "Standardised patent data for more efficient Asian searches?"

    (Moderator: Paul van Elburg, Shell)

    This session explores best-practices in Asian patent data standardisation and looks at how these efforts can help render searches in Asian patent documentation more efficient. In particular, the discussion will address challenges, such as searching with applicants' names, and whether the use of applicants' codes or bilingual applicant information may be a feasible way of overcoming language barriers. Other topics include document numbers, kind codes or standardised legal status events.
  • Stream 2: "Patent analysis: a tool for adding value to Asian patent searches?"

    (Moderator: Gerhard Fischer, Syngenta)
    Asian patent documents have come to make up a major part of worldwide patent literature. Patent analysis is a method of assessing large amounts of patent data. This session looks at how patent analysis can add value to Asian patent searches. Users and providers will share their experiences and discuss trends and new tools.
  • Stream 3: "The challenges of searching non-patent literature from Asia"

    (Moderator: Philippe Bodart, Total)
    In recent years, certain technical areas have seen a dramatic increase in non-patent literature published in Asian languages. This session looks at how patent office examiners as well as searchers in industry deal with the challenge of accessing and understanding non-patent literature from Asia. The discussion will concentrate on identifying and understanding the specific problems associated with Asian non-patent literature. Participants will be asked to share their best-practice examples.
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break & possibility to visit poster exhibition
16.00 - 16.20

Personal view of East meets West
(Mizue Kakizaki, JPO)
Presentation (PDF, 255 KB)

16.20 - 16.30

Closing remarks
(Richard Flammer, EPO)

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