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Monday, 3 November 2014
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

10.00 - 13.00 hrs

Training 1
Training 2
Training 3

14.00 - 17.00 hrs

Training 4
Training 5

Training 6
Training 7

Seminar on Chinese patent information

17.30 - 19.00 hrs

Welcome drink in the exhibition area

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

09.00 - 10.30 hrs

Plenary presentation
In-depth look at the unitary patent

Pierre Treichel, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 236 KB)

Discussion round 1
Future perspectives for the EPO's legal status products
Report (PDF, 18 KB)
Summary (PDF, 130 KB)

Discussion round 2
Mobile apps for patent searching?
Report (PDF, 24 KB)
Summary (PDF, 93 KB)

Discussion round 3
Communicating patent information to the board of directors
Report (PDF, 17 KB)
Summary (PDF, 126 KB)

Discussion round 4
Linking patent data into the Web - what lessons can be learnt from the prototype the EPO has made available?
Report (PDF, 33 KB)
Summary (PDF, 96 KB)

Exhibitors' seminars

10.45 - 12.15 hrs

Plenary presentation
A look at the abundance of Chinese patent information - with special emphasis on utility models

Oliver Pfaffenzeller and Bernd Wolter, Siemens
Presentation (PDF, 521 KB)

Discussion round 5
Preparing the next generation of patent searchers - is the right training available?
Report (PDF, 36 KB)
Summary (PDF, 131 KB)

Discussion round 6
CPC - it is living up to users' expectations?
Report (PDF, 27 KB)
Summary (PDF, 185 KB)

Discussion round 7
Using patent statistics in your daily work
Report (PDF, 36 KB)
Summary (PDF, 130 KB)

Tutorial 1 (10.45 - 11.25 hrs)
Global dossier

Speakers: Heiko Wongel and Christine Kämmer, EPO

Tutorial 2 (11.35 - 12.15 hrs)

Common Citation Document

Speaker: Nigel Clarke, EPO

12.00 - 13.30 hrs


13.30 - 15.00 hrs

Short exhibitor presentations

15.00 hrs

Coffee break

15.30 hrs

Official opening

hosted by Łukasz Cioch of, lecturer of Management and Linguistics at the Tischner European University in Krakow

Welcome addresses by:

Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, Polish Minister of the Economy

Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office
Speech (PDF, 286 KB)

Alicja Adamczak,
President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

How can patent information inspire research and technology development?
Krzysztof Klincewicz, Professor at the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw and Chairholder of the Department of Organization Theory and Methods
Presentation (PDF, 973 KB)

Using patent analytics to engage senior management in patent strategy, and move patent information up the value chain
Tony Trippe, Managing Director of Patinformatics, LLC
Presentation (PDF, 1.4 MB)

19.00 hrs

Conference dinner at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera – at the invitation of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

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
Presentation (PDF, 1.3 MB)

11.00 - 11.30 hrs

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30 hrs

Topic 1 - who owns patents?

A case study in patent analysis from the automotive industry
Giulia Trombini, University of Venice

An elusive pursuit: the odyssey of tracking patent ownership
Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave

12.30 - 14.00 hrs


14.00 - 15.30 hrs

Topic 2 - practical patent searching

An experts' guide to exotic features and future developments of the CPC
Pierre Held, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 571 KB)

CPC in action at Philips
Gerard v.d. Ligt, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Presentation (PDF, 228 KB)

Using the CPC for patent intelligence: upgrading your analyses with expert know-how

Christian Soltmann, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 441 KB)

Espacenet, Patentscope and Depatisnet: a look at their features and differences
Björn Jürgens
Presentation (PDF, 989 KB)

15.30 - 16.00 hrs

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30 hrs

Topic 3 - Asian legal status data

What's available and where?
Christine Kämmer and Jürgen Mühl, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 1776 KB)

Understanding the "legal" behind the "status" in China, Korea and Japan

Hyewon Ahn, Korean patent attorney, df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman, Munich
Presentation (PDF, 256 KB)

Beyond the Big 3

Peter Kallas, BASF SE, representing the Patent Documentation Group
Presentation (PDF, 2377 KB)

17.30 - 18.00 hrs

The Information Specialist - dead?

Linus Wretblad, President of CEPIUG 

19.30 hrs

Conference reception

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

09.00 - 11.00 hrs

Topic 4 - future perspectives

Update on the unitary patent

Pierre Treichel, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 215 KB)

Function-oriented search as a TRIZ tool
Sergei Ikovenko, Director and Chief Specialist, Innovation Leadership Programs
Presentation (PDF, 603 KB)

Do's and don'ts of using patent valuation tools

Severin de Wit, IPEG Consultancy

A trip to 2024
Frédérique Klein, DSM and Dominique Winne, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 536 KB)

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 Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave
Presentation (PDF, 47 KB)

Announcement: EPO Patent Information Conference 2015

Closing remarks by the EPO
14.00 - 17.00 hrs 

Training 8
Training 9

Superworkshop for power users
Presentation (PDF, 91 KB)

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