Programme

Monday, 20 April 2015

17.00 - 19.00 hrs

Welcome drink in the information and networking area


Registration

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

08.00 - 09.00 hrs

Registration

09.00 hrs

Official opening

hosted by Richard Flammer, Principal Director Patent Information and European Patent Academy, European Patent Office

Welcome by Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office

Keynote speech

In-house vs. outsourcing - the view point of a user concerning IP service providers

Ingrid Baele, General Manager Business Management Office

Intellectual Property & Standards, Philips Group Innovation

The EPO PATLIB survey 2014 - results and conclusions

Heidrun Krestel, European Patent Office

10.15 - 10.45 hrs

Coffee break and networking opportunity

10.45 - 12.15 hrs

Unitary patent and unified patent court - update
Eskil Waage, European Patent Office

When to stop a search

Sabine Kruspig, Director, European Patent Office

Searching in non-patent literature
Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd.

12.15 - 13.15 hrs

Lunch

13.15 - 14.45 hrs

In parallel: six breakout sessions (90 minutes each)

Beginners' level

A1. Basics on patent information
Nigel Clarke

A2. space for repeat session

Advanced level

A3. Patent systems in IP5 and PCT - filing strategies for applicants
Irene Schellner, European Patent Office
Christof Mathoi, European Patent Office
David Molnia, Patent attorney, Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman
Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB 


A4. CPC - project update and classification procedures at the EPO
Frédéric Lequeux, European Patent Office

A5. Search reports - adding value for the customer
Christian Soltmann, European Patent Office
Further speaker to be confirmed


A6. How to bring university inventions to the market
Gillian McFadzean, Helix Advisory Services Ltd.,
Further speaker to be confirmed

14.45 - 15.15 hrs

Coffee break and networking opportunity

15.15 - 16.45 hrs

In parallel: six breakout sessions (90 minutes each)

Beginners' level

B1. Patent documentation: standards, comparison of tools, information sources
Sofie Leplae, European Patent Office
Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd.


B2. EPO search tools - Espacenet and GPI
Nigel Clarke, European Patent Office
Björn Jürgens, Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA


Advanced level

B3. Combining patent with other data
Ilja Rudyk, European Patent Office
Michal Kazimierczak, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
Irini Efthimiadou, British Library


B4. International patent information - overview and focus on Asia, including translation tools
Irene Schellner, European Patent Office
Barnaby Hoyal, European Patent Office


B5. Oral proceedings relating to examination proceedings before the EPO - a demo
Alexander Gardiner, European Patent Office 

B6. space for repeat session or additional topic

18.00 hrs

Evening event

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

09.00 - 10.30 hrs

In parallel: six breakout sessions (90 minutes each)

Beginners' level

C1. Legal status databases for patents, trade marks and designs
Sofie Leplae, European Patent Office
Further speakers to be confirmed


C2. space for repeat session

Advanced level

C3. EPO search tools - Global dossier and Common Citation Document
Nigel Clarke, European Patent Office

C4. Search strategies in the field of business methods
Sabine Kruspig, Director, European Patent Office

C5. Help tools for patent information centres - presentation and discussion round
Lisa McDonald, European Patent Office

C6. space for repeat session or additional topic

10.30 - 11.00 hrs

Coffee break and networking opportunity

11.00 - 12.30 hrs

In parallel: six breakout sessions (90 minutes each)

Beginner level

D1. How to set up and maintain monitoring profiles on technical trends, competitors and legal information
NN (tbd)

D2. space for repeat session

Advanced level

D3. Classroom training vs. e-learning - case studies
Hanna Churackova, IPO of the Czech Republic
Alejandro Flores-Jiménez, European Patent Office


D4. IP valuation: comparison of tools and best practices
Gert Frackehpohl, Lighthouse IP Group
Roland Gissler,Questel
Oliver Kiehne, Lighthouse IP Group
Nils Omland, PatentSight GmbH
Peter Pawlik, Austria Wirtschaftsservice 

D5. Trade marks and designs: classification schemes and search
Speakers to be confirmed

D6. space for repeat session or additional topic

12.45 - 13.45 hrs

Lunch (cantine)

13.45 - 15.00 hrs

Preparing patent maps and statistics and communicating them to your customers

Matthieu Azzopardi, INPI France (tbc)

Social media - successful concepts for PATLIBs

speaker to be confirmed

Outlook on the EPO's activities related to PATLIB centres

Heiko Wongel, Director, European Patent Office

15.00 hrs

End of the conference

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