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Monday, 9 November 2015
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Thursday, 12 November 2015

Monday, 9 November 2015

10.00 - 13.00 hrs

Training 1
Training 2
Training 3

14.00 - 17.00 hrs

Training 4
Training 5

Training 6
Training 7

17.30 - 19.00 hrs

Welcome drink in the exhibition area 

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

09.00 - 10.30 hrs

Plenary presentation
Searching business methods
Sabine Kruspig, EPO

Discussion round 1
Big data, linked data, linking data: what's the difference, and what role do patents play in them?

Discussion round 2
What training does the future patent information professional need?

Discussion round 3
Patent monitoring - the new challenge as data quantities increase?

Discussion round 4
Meaningful patent visualisation and name harmonisation - current practice and trends

Exhibitors' seminars

10.45 - 12.15 hrs

Plenary presentation
Under the bonnet - a look into the mechanics of how the EPO prepares its data
Klaus Baumeister, EPO

Discussion round 5
Global Dossier, Federated Register - what next?

Discussion round 6
CPC - can users contribute to its evolution?

Discussion round 7
Patent valuation - current practice and trends

Discussion round 8
SPCs and paediatric extensions - what data is available and where?

Exhibitors' seminars

12.00 - 13.30 hrs

Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 hrs

Short exhibitor presentations

15.00 hrs

Coffee break

15.30 hrs

Official opening

hosted by a professional master of ceremonies

Welcome by official representative of host nation
Welcome by Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office
Welcome by Jesper Kongstad, Director General of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office

Future possibilities for IP search in the era of cognitive computing
Stephen Boyer, IBM Almaden Research Center

19.00 hrs

Conference dinner

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

09.00 - 10.00 hrs

Short exhibitor presentations

10.00 - 11.00 hrs

Richard Flammer, Principal Director, EPO

EPO product news
The EPO expert team

11.00 - 11.30 hrs

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30 hrs

Legal status of European patents after grant – the Federated Register, a dream come true?
Marjolaine Thulin, AWAPATENT

BUSINESSEUROPE’s role in the IP5 and Global Dossier - voicing industry’s needs
Monika Hanelt (Agfa Graphics), Patent Documentation Group (PDG) liaison to BUSINESSEUROPE


CPC - updates for experts

Marios Sideris, Pierre Held, Frédérique Lequeux, EPO

12.30 - 14.00 hrs

Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 hrs

Certification – another step closer
Bettina de Jong, Shell, representing the QPIP certification project team 

Panel discussion:
What do patent information end-users expect from patent searchers?
Chair: Nigel Clarke, EPO
Panellists:

  • Roger Burt, formerly of IBM
  • Alessia Edifizi, DWS, S.r.l.
  • Peter Indahl, AWAPATENT 

15.30 - 16.00 hrs

Coffee break

16.00 - 18.00 hrs

The Open Register of Patent Ownership
Roger J Burt

Name harmonisation for better search results
Julie Callaert, KU Leuven – ECOOM (Centre of Expertise for R&D Monitoring)

Conducting regional patent analysis – Learnings from Schleswig-Holstein

Frank Tietze, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

A study of PCT applicant behaviour

Steve Royle, Perquisitum Ltd

Retrieving and presenting answers; 'needles in haystacks', or 'smoke and mirrors'?
Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd

19.30 hrs

Conference reception

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

09.00 - 11.00 hrs

Espacenet expert insight: Related patent applications and patent thickets
Nigel Clarke, Alain Materne and Gershom Sleightholme, EPO

How to apply examiner search strategies in Espacenet
Emmeline Marttin, EPO

EU study on IP valuation
Speaker to be confirmed

IPMarketPlace
Kirsten Kjaer, Danish Patent and Trademark Office

What information do you need to make an IP valuation?
Karin Beukel, Copenhagen Business School

11.00 - 11.30 hrs

Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00 hrs

Summaries of the discussion rounds by the chairmen

A personal view of the conference by the conference rapporteur

Announcement: EPO Patent Information Conference 2016

Closing remarks by the EPO
14.00 - 17.00 hrs

Training 8
Training 9

Super-workshop for power users

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