Trade fairs and congresses 2015

Calendar of exhibitions and fairs in which the EPO will participate in 2015.

Dates Location Event


8 to 11 Rome, IT IPI ConfEx

How production of EP patent documents assures the best quality?

How the EPO is planning to improve the editorial procedures to maximise clarity in patent specifications? 

Get answers to these and more other questions during our presentation

"EP publications: under the bonnet" 

on Monday, 9 March, 11.50 - 12.20 hrs

Furthermore you can meet our experts on the stand!

Venue:  Crowne Plaza Rome St Peter's Hotel

              Via Aurelia Antica 415

              00165 Rome, Italy

Unable to make it to IPI ConfEx 2015? Simply e-mail your question to

16 to 20 Hannover, DE CeBit

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

"Patents and Open Source – a changing landscape?"

Come and see our experts at stand B24 in Hall 9.


Also do not miss our panel discussion: 

Monday 16 March, 16.00 to 16.45 hrs, Expert Stage - Hall 8

Venue: Hannover Messe

Want to visit our stand? Then send an email to to get your free ticket to CeBiT 2015.

23 to 25 Singapore, SG Bio Pharma Asia Convention
26 to 27 Singapore, SG Information Tools for IP & Intelligence Meeting 2015


12 to 15 Brussels, BE LESI
13 to 17 Cape Town, SA FICPI
30 April to 2 May Los Angeles, US

AIPLA Spring Meeting 2015 


2 to 7 Lombard, IL, US PIUG
13 to 15 Tokyo, JP Bio Tech Japan


10 to 12 Ilmenau, DE Patinfo
14 to 16 San Francisco, US IPBC Global
15 to 18 Philadelphia, US BIO Int Conv


27 to 29 Chicago, IL, US IPO annual meeting


10 to 14 Rio de Janeiro, BR AIPPI Annual Conf
14 to 18 Frankfurt, DE Frankfurt Bookfair
22 to 24 Washington DC, US AIPLA Annual Meeting
25 to 28 New York City, US LES US Canada Annual meeting


5 to 7
Tokyo, JP Patent Information Trade Fair & Conference
8 to 10  Tokyo, JP 

IPBC Asia 2015 

16 to 19 Düsseldorf, DE MEDICA


6 to 10 San Diego, US IEEE Globecom

Past events 2014

Dates Location Event


29 to 31
Tokyo, Japan

nano tech 2014

Our presentation at nano tech 2014:

Patenting nanotechnology inventions in Europe  - Issues and developments

Venue: Main Theatre, East Exhibition Hall 5, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Date: 31 January 2014
Time: 10:30-11:15 am

The presentation of the EPO answers your questions on the application procedure, patent strategy, patent information and of course nanotechnology.

Meet our experts on stand 5N01 in East Hall 5.

Unable to make it to nano tech 2014? Simply e-mail your question to



2 to 5 Berlin, Germany IPI ConfEx

Our presentation on Monday, 3 March, 15.45 – 16.15 hrs

European Patent Register Business Application Manager

How do you get reliable legal status information with a single click? Follow our live demonstration of this free of charge on-line service and don’t miss our

Workshop on Tuesday, 4 March, 13.30 – 15.40 hrs

Spotlight on ASEAN – Patent Information from South East Asian Countries

How can you search for prior art filed in Singapore? What does a Malaysian document look like?

Explore free online search tools and receive an overview on key features on Tuesday.

Furthermore you can meet our experts on the stand!

Venue: Hotel Palace Berlin

Unable to make it to IPI ConfEx 2014? Simply e-mail your question to

10 to 14 Hanover, Germany


Exhibiting at CeBit - the event for computer and business experts - for the first time, the EPO will be tackling the questions: 

"Patents for software?"


"Open data and patents?"

If you want to learn how to protect innovations in the computer field and to discuss ideas behind open patent data, come and see our experts at stand B24 in Hall 9.

Do not miss the panel discussion:
"Protecting your innovations: patents and/or copyright?"

Wednesday 12 March, 16.30 to 17.15 hrs,
Power Stage - Hall 8

Venue: Hannover Messe

26 to 28 Vancouver, Canada

Globe 2014

Visit us on the EPO booth (Booth 1719) to learn more about patents and sustainable technologies, and come to our workshop:

"Using information from patents to help with business and policy decisions - trends and case studies for clean technology innovation"

Thursday, 27 March, 10.00 hours in the Trade Fair Presentation Theatre.

Venue: Vancouver  Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Unable to make it to GLOBE  2014? Simply e-mail your question to


3 to 4 The Hague, Netherlands Search Matters 2014
7 to 11 Seoul, Korea www2014

People often talk about software patents – what exactly do they mean?

Meet our experts on the stand and ask them directly!

Exhibition: 9-10 April 2014
Furthermore follow our industry track presentation on

Innovation and Intellectual Property in the field of Human Computer Interaction

Thursday, 10 April, 14.00 – 15.30 hrs

Venue: Coex Convention Centre Seoul / Korea

8 Seoul, Korea 

Patents for software?
Seminar, Renaissance Hotel, Seoul

A close look at European and Korean practice

Getting a European patent - Different routes to the same goal (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Daniel Shalloe, EPO

How to protect software with a patent at the European Patent Office (PDF, 551 KB)
Sabine Kruspig, EPO

Pitfalls when applying for a software patent in Europe - an applicant's view (PDF, 728 KB)
Claudia Schwarz, patent attorney & computer scientist, Stolmar & Partner

Software protection in Korea (presentation in Korean) (PDF, 940 KB)
Software protection in Korea (presentation in English) (PDF, 1 MB)
Jongmyun Kim, Korean patent attorney, Stolmar & Partner

26 April to 1 May Garden Grove, CA, US PIUG


14 to 16 Tokyo, Japan Bio Tech Japan
18 to 21 Moscow, Russia LES Moscow International Conference

Meet the EPO experts on their stand at the LESI 2014 exhibition and enjoy their workshop presentations on Wednesday 21 May 2014:

  • Licensing of Climate Change related Technologies to Developing Countries”, in workshop 15 “Green technologies”, from 13.30 to 15.00 hrs
  • Recent developments in European patent law”, in workshop 20 “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court”, from 15.30 to 17.15 hrs

Venue: Congress Centre of WTC , Moscow, Russian Federation


3 to 5 Cologne, Germany Renewable Energy World Europe
5 to 6 Ilmenau, Germany Patinfo

Unsere Experten auf dem EPA Stand freuen sich all Ihre Fragen zum Thema Patentinformation zu beantworten.

Auf keinen Fall dürfen Sie unsere Vorträge und unseren Workshop verpassen:

  • 4 Juni, 14:30 Uhr (Workshop)
    Perlentauchen: Vom Nutzen patentstatistischer Auswertungen
  • 5 Juni, 9:30 Uhr (Vortrag)
    Mehr als Daten jagen und sammeln: Patentinformation in der vernetzten Welt
  • 6 Juni, 9:00 Uhr (Vortrag)
    Wege in der Nutzung von Rechtsstanddaten
9 to 13 Taormina, Italy ECMI
16 to 17 Washington DC, US

TechConnect World 2014

Meet our experts at TechConnect World 2014 on stand 311.
Representatives from the European Patent Office (EPO) will be present for the duration of the exhibition. Involved in nanotechnology and looking for advice on patents? Come and talk to our experts on stand 311.

Not to be missed!
Our IP session at the Gaylord Hotel Convention Center
Patenting high tech - Tools, trends and legal developments
Date: 16 June 2014
Time: 11.00 – 12.30 pm

Unable to make it to TechConnect World 2014? Simply e-mail your question to

23 to 26 San Diego, CA, US BIO International Convention

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 2321 at BIO 2014 in San Diego

Don’t miss our mock oral proceedings!

Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Time: 16.15 hrs

Venue: San Diego Convention Centre

Room: 23ABD

Session ID: 2442


7 to 9 Vancouver, Canada IPO 2014

For the first time you can meet the EPO experts on their stand at the IPO 2014 exhibition.

Don’t miss the presentation on Sunday, 7 September 2014:

• Enhanced efficiency and quality of the Euro-PCT route.

Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre, British Columbia, Canada
15 to 17 Toronto, Canada

AIPPI World intellectual property congress

The AIPPI Congress 2014 is your opportunity to discuss patent issues with experts of the European Patent Office..

Come to visit the EPO experts at the AIPPI exhibition
European Patent Office Stand 602+604
AIPPI Congress 2014 exhibition, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


5 to 8 San Francisco, CA, US

LES (USA & Canada) Annual Meeting

It’s the first time that the European Patent Office is taking part in the LES Annual Meeting. If you want to meet the EPO’s experts please come and visit our stand no. 16

Also don’t miss our presentation on Wednesday, 8 October 2014:

Updates In European Practice - How Changes in Procedures at the EPO are Impacting Patent Practitioners and Licensing Professionals

Time: 1.15 pm – 2.30 pm
Venue: Hotel Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, USA

8 to 12 Frankfurt, Germany Frankfurt Bookfair

It’s all about data

Learn about our patent databases and how to search them
Stand G423 in Hall 4.2.
Our experts look forward to meeting you.

Don’t miss our presentation

„Patente als verlässliche Informationsquelle für Information und Industriestrategen“

Venue: Halle 4.2., Forum Wissenschaft und Fachinformation
Date: 09.10.2014
Time: 15.30 hrs – 16.00 hrs
23 to 25 Washington DC, US AIPLA annual meeting

The AIPLA Annual Meeting 2014 is your opportunity to discuss patent issues with experts of the European Patent Office.

This year the EPO will present the quality improvements to its search and examination standards, especially those concerning the coverage of Asian documentation and the new options and services available for PCT applicants filing with the EPO.

Come to visit the EPO experts at our booth during the AIPLA exhibition

European Patent Office

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC


12 to 15 Düsseldorf, Germany Medica
24 to 25 Munich, Germany IP Service World

IP Service World is the event to get in touch with IP service providers and to find out the latest news on tools & services for professional IP management

Our experts would be happy to welcome you on stand number IP7 where they will demonstrate the EPO's free search tools, including our new service: the Global Dossier, easy access to published file inspection from selected partner offices.

Also don't miss our lecture panel on

Turning the European Patent Register into a dynamic hub for worldwide legal status

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11.30 - 12.15 hrs

Venue: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre, Hochstrasse 3, 81669 Munich, Germany

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