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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
Under the bonnet - a look into the mechanics of how the EPO prepares its data
Klaus Baumeister, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 4.7 MB)

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?
Report (PDF, 20 KB)

Discussion round 3
Patent monitoring - the new challenge as data quantities increase?
Report (PDF, 20 KB)

Discussion round 4
Meaningful patent visualisation and name harmonisation - current practice and trends
Report (PDF, 22 KB)

Exhibitors' seminars

10.45 - 12.15 hrs

Plenary presentation
Searching business methods
Sabine Kruspig, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Discussion round 5
Global Dossier, Federated Register - what next? 
Report (PDF, 35 KB)

Discussion round 6
CPC - can users contribute to its evolution?
Report (PDF, 30 KB)

Discussion round 7
Patent valuation - current practice and trends

Discussion round 8
SPCs and paediatric extensions - what data is available and where?
Presentation (PDF, 638 KB)

Exhibitors' seminars

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 a professional master of ceremonies

Welcome by

  • Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Business and Growth, Denmark
  • Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office
  • Jesper Kongstad, Director General of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office

Keynote speeches

Intangible Gold!

Birgitte Andersen, CEO and CoCreator, Big Innovation Centre
Presentation (PDF, 15.1 MB)

Future possibilities for IP search in the era of cognitive computing
Stephen Boyer, IBM Almaden Research Center
Presentation (PDF, 4.2 MB)

19.30 hrs

Conference reception at the Glyptotek

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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
Presentation (PDF, 4.9 MB)

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
Presentation (PDF, 2 MB)

BUSINESSEUROPE’s role in the IP5 and Global Dossier - voicing industry’s needs
Monika Hanelt (Agfa Graphics), Patent Documentation Group (PDG) liaison to BUSINESSEUROPE
Presentation (PDF, 1.5 MB)

CPC - updates for experts

Marios Sideris, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 845 KB)

12.30 - 14.00 hrs


14.00 - 15.30 hrs

Certification – another step closer
Bettina de Jong, Shell, representing the QPIP certification project team 
Presentation (PDF, 536 KB)

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

15.30 - 16.00 hrs

Coffee break

16.00 - 18.00 hrs

The Open Register of Patent Ownership
Roger J Burt
Presentation (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Name harmonisation for better search results
Julie Callaert, KU Leuven – ECOOM (Centre of Expertise for R&D Monitoring)
Presentation (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Conducting regional patent analysis – learnings from Schleswig-Holstein

Frank Tietze, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge
Presentation (PDF, 1 MB)

A study of PCT applicant behaviour

Steve Royle, Perquisitum Ltd
Presentation (PDF, 664 KB)

Retrieving and presenting answers; 'needles in haystacks', or 'smoke and mirrors'?
Stephen Adams, Magister Ltd
Presentation (PDF, 1.6 MB)

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
Presentation (PDF, 1953 KB)

How to apply examiner search strategies in Espacenet
Emmeline Marttin, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Using IP assets: results of the European Commission's expert group on IP valuation
Peter Kaldos, Hipavilon
Presentation (PDF, 341 KB)

Kirsten Kjaer Skott, Danish Patent and Trademark Office
Presentation (PDF, 1 MB)

Influence of IP strategy and management on business performance and IP value
Karin Beukel, Copenhagen University
Presentation (PDF, 750 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 Birgit Binjung, WTSH Kiel
Presentation (PDF, 336 KB)

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
Report (PDF, 22 KB)

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