5-6 March 2015
Search Matters is an annual event that not only showcases the EPO's patent search strategies and techniques, but also offers an unrivalled look behind the scenes at the Office. According to participants - many of whom are repeat attendees - it is more a "must-have" than a "nice-to-have".
In 2015, the conference will be held in Munich for the first time. In a series of lectures and workshops, EPO examiners will show, for example, how they
One of the highlights of the programme, which covers a wide range of technical fields, is the chance for participants to talk to individual examiners "at-the-desk" and question them about how they search in specific technical areas.
The programme is rounded off by plenary presentations on searching, classification and documentation.
Patent search professionals from business, academia and IP firms.
For staff from the national patent offices, alternative advanced and customised EPO training programmes on patent information are available.