Trade fairs and congresses 2016

Calendar of exhibitions and fairs in which the EPO will participate in 2016.

Dates Location Event


18 to 20 Minneapolis, MN, US

AIPLA Spring Meeting

Meet the EPO's experts at our booth at the AIPLA Spring Meeting to learn about options for PCT applicants and quality improvements to search and examination. Find out all the latest news on European unitary patent as it draws closer, and put your questions on the Federated Patent Register and Global Dossier, which bring together procedural information from multiple offices.

Don't miss the "Latest developments at the EPO" presentation in the IP Practice in Latin America/ Patent Cooperation Treaty Issues (Joint Committee Educational Session) on 19 May from 3.30 to 5.30 pm

11 to 13 Tokyo, JP

Bio Tech Japan

Meet our experts on stand 4-39 at BIOtech Japan, Asia’s leading Bio event and get information on the EPO as an ISA and on the PCT procedure.

Don’t miss our presentation!

“Protecting your biotech inventions in Europe and beyond” on Friday, 13 May 2016 at 10.50 hrs.

21 to 26 Vancouver, WA, US


Patent information from the European Patent Office (EPO) encompasses over 90 million documents and is well-known for its regular updates and high quality data. Highlights from the EPO at this year's PIUG conference include:

  • PATSTAT Online - a new tool for patent analysis
  • Full text search in Espacenet
  • Global Dossier - bringing the IP5 file wrappers together in one place
  • Federated European Patent Register    
  • The EPO as a PCT searching authority

Features not to be missed this year:

Presentation on "Update from the European Patent Office"

Workshop on "EPO's PATSTAT Online"

Thursday 26 May from 9.00 to 12.00 am, room Alder

Any questions to our experts? Come to the EPO stand at PIUG 2016.

23 to 27 Kuala Lumpur, MY


Come to the stand shared by the EPO and MyIPO experts to find out how to get the best possible protection for your innovation in telecommunications. Even if you don’t file patents, you can still benefit from the EPO’s and MyIPO’s services.

The interactions of patents with standards, the synergies with other forms of protection and other business models, the peculiarity of software patentability, and the balance between the interests of owners and users of intellectual property will be presented in the industry panel "Recent developments in patent laws and policies relevant to our industry” Thursday 26 May 2016 from 16.00 to 17.30 hrs. Don’t miss it.

Venue: Conference Hall 2, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
EPO and MyIPO stand No. 25-26


8 to 10  Ilmenau, DE


6 to 9 San Francisco, US

BIO Int Conv

The EPO - your partner for quality international patent searches

Get information on our high quality international patent searches (PCT) and on our patent system for an evolving Biotech industry.

Booth 6357 at BIO 2016 in San Francisco, CA, USA

Join the panel session “No Patent, no Cure”. This discussion on the EU biotech directive takes place in the Intellectual Property Track on Wednesday, 8 June 2016, from 15.30 to 16.30 hrs, room West 3008, followed by a reception.

Bio International Convention 2016, Moscone Center, San Francisco CA, USA 

18 to 22 Montréal, CA



11 to 13 New York, US

IPO annual meeting

16 to 20 Milan, IT

AIPPI Annual Conf


5 to 8 St Petersburg, RU


23 to 26 Vancouver, CA

LES US Canada Annual meeting

27 to 29 Washington DC, US

AIPLA Annual Meeting


  Tokyo, JP

Patent Info Fair

21 to 22   

IP Service World

14 to 17 Düsseldorf, DE



4 to 8 Washington DC, US

IEEE Globecom

Past events 2016

Dates Location Event


28 Feb to 2 March Munich, DE

IPI ConfEx

How strong will be the impact of the unitary patent on patent information?

Will the unitary patent register be part of the European Patent Register?

These questions and more will be discussed during our presentation “European Patent Register – The impact of the unitary patent and other developments” on Monday, 29 February, 10.15 – 10.55 hrs.

Interested in analysing patent data from a statistical perspective? Then make sure you don't miss our presentation on our new PATSTAT Online tool on Tuesday, 1 March, 11.20 – 11.50 hrs.

EPO experts will be on our stand throughout IPI-Confex!

Hilton Munich Park
Am Tucherpark 7
80538 Munich


14 to 18 Hannover, DE


Exhibiting at CeBIT – the event for computer and business experts. The EPO will be tackling the topic:

"Is software patentable in Europe?”

Come and see our experts at stand D27 in Hall 6. Also do not miss our workshop on
Wednesday 16 March, 10.30 to 11.30 hrs
Expert Stage – Hall 8

Venue: Hannover Messe

23 to 24 Singapore, SG

Bio Pharma Asia Convention

Come and see our experts on stand B02 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Our workshop “Are you investing in an inventive product? The European Patent Office guide to successful product patenting” on

Tuesday, 22 March, from 9.00 to 12.30 hrs will answer your most burning questions.
Suntec Level 3 room MR300

Not to be missed: our presentation “Protecting your IP in Asia and Europe”on

Wednesday, 23 March from 12.30 to13.00 hrs.
Technology Seminar in the exhibition area

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