Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

17.00-19.00 hrs

Welcome drink in the exhibition area

Thursday, 15 May 2014

08.00 hrs
Registration opens
09.00 hrs

Official opening
hosted by Richard Flammer, Principal Director Patent information and European Patent Academy, European Patent Office

Welcome by

Habip Asan, President of the Turkish Patent Institute
Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office
Fikri Işik, Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology

Keynote speech
Rethink networking
Arne Krüger, Moving Targets Consulting GmbH

10.15 - 11.00 hrs Coffee break and networking opportunity
11.00 - 12.30 hrs

Partnership working and increasing capacity in PATLIBs
Dave Hopkins, UK Intellectual Property Office

Luke Burton, Newcastle City Library, United Kingdom

New system for PATLIBs in Turkey and their role in technology transfer
Mehmet Nurşad Sözer, Turkish Patent Institute

PATLIB transformation – from governmental institution to private entity – the case of Estonia
Marius Kuningas, Estonian Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Centre

How the PATLIBs can make a difference for their clients and for the IP professionals
Richard Gallafent, European patent attorney, United Kingdom

12.30 - 14.00 hrs Lunch and table talks
14.00 - 15.30 hrs

In parallel: 4 breakout sessions (90 minutes each)

  1. Transnational support to partners for establishing and managing their national networks of IP intermediaries
    Roger Hildebrandt, German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  2. PuntoCartesiano: a new IP community
    Sandra Ennas and Silvia Marcis, Sardegna Ricerche, Italy
  3. Retrieving data from "exotic" databases in patent search
    Abraham Haek Pérez, IDEA Agency Granada, Spain
  4. Patent information services and e-learning resources at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    Andrew Czajkowski and Alejandro Roca Campana, WIPO
15.30 - 16.00 hrs Coffee break and networking opportunity
16.00 - 17.30 hrs

Short exhibitor presentations

IP Journey Map – the strategic value of such tools in helping PATLIBs to foster understanding
Mustafa Çakir, Ege Univ. EBILTEM Tech Transfer Office and EEN, Turkey

Diving for pearls: how patent information can support PATLIB centres in the services they offer
Christian Soltmann, European Patent Office

Blazej Feret, Lodz University of Technology

Entertaining tools for IPR promotion

Susanne Ruffert, Patent- und Normenzentrum Aachen, Germany
Jouni Hynynen, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
, Finland

18.30 hrs Buses leave for evening event at Kiz Kulesi (Maiden's Tower)

Friday, 16 May 2014 

09.00 - 10.30 hrs

In parallel: 4 breakout sessions (90 minutes each)

  1. Growing the potential of IP service offerings for PATLIBs through the INNOVACCESS network
    Sigrid Kohll / Cyrille Dubois, Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  2. IP Journey Map and patent search game – a practical overview
    Mustafa Çakir, Ege University EBILTEM Tech Transfer Office and EEN, Turkey
  3. A closer look at evaluating the inventive level of patents
    Mircea Frunza, National Inventics Institute – PATLIB Iasi, Romania
  4. From the teenager to the entrepreneur - what teaching methods can you use to get them all engaged in IP
    Claire Howell, Aston University, United Kingdom
    Cornel Ciupan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
10.30 - 11.00 hrs Coffee break and networking opportunity
11.00 - 12.30 hrs

In parallel: 4 breakout sessions (90 minutes each)

  1. Quality management in PATLIB centres’ services and the role that certification plays in it
    Kristin Speck, INPI France
    Mihail Titu, University of Sibiu
    , Romania
  2. The university experience: challenges and solutions
    Hana Churackova, IPO of the Czech Republic
    Nuri Basoglu, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
  3. From ideas to growth: helping SMEs get value from their IP for business
    Sally Long, UK Intellectual Property Office
  4. IP rights intensive industries: contribution to economic performance and employment in the EU - a study by the EPO and OHIM
    George Lazaridis, European Patent Office  
    Carolina Arias, Office for harmonization in the internal market (OHIM)
12.30 - 14.00 hrs Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 hrs Patent information centres as neutral and competent advisors on patent management processes
Birgit Binjung, WTSH, Germany

Helping SMEs integrate IP into their business strategies
Carole Bremeersch, INPI France

Consulting services on intellectual property for entrepreneurs
Cornelia Blau, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany

Horizon 2020 – new opportunities for PATLIB centres?
Michel Poireau, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

The EPO's PATLIB reorientation project
Heidrun Krestel, European Patent Office

Closing remarks by the EPO
15.30 hrs Coffee break and close

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