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23-25 April 2018
The Hague, Netherlands
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 2018, Search Matters will be held in The Hague. In a series of workshops, EPO examiners will provide useful information about, for example:
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.
Patent search professionals from business, academia and IP firms.