This year's second EPO Online Services User Day will take place in Bratislava on 9 and 10 October 2013.
The User Day is aimed primarily at patent attorneys, support staff and IT staff responsible for the technical implementation of Online Filing.
Once again, the event offers you a chance to attend a combination of hands-on training workshops and various seminars on the patent granting procedure.
In response to high demand, a new workshop on the EPO opposition and appeal procedures has been added to the programme. During this session, you will have an opportunity to practise using the Online Filing software to complete steps in these procedures, based on specific examples.
Another new feature on the programme is a preview of how to file PCT applications using the new EPO case management system (CMS).
In addition to the Online Filing and Online Fee Payment workshops, the programme also includes the popular module on our latest and improved electronic tools Mailbox and My Files, which allow you to receive communications from the EPO electronically and view your published and unpublished files online in a secure environment.
Topics covered during the seminars include a 'PCT update' and 'Examples of best practice with respect to formal requirements'.
Don't miss this opportunity to try out the products yourself and find out about the latest developments in our online services! There will be plenty of opportunity to ask EPO experts about technical and procedural matters and share experiences with other users.
We recommend that you register as soon as possible, as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for registration is 24 September 2013.
We look forward to seeing you in Bratislava!