Trade fairs and congresses 2018

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Calendar of exhibitions and fairs in which the EPO will participate in 2018.

Dates Location Event


21 Vienna, AT Vienna Science Fair


5 - 10 Alexandria, Virginia, US PIUG 2018 Annual Conference

Patent information from the European Patent Office (EPO) encompasses over 100 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:

  • preview of new Espacenet
  • linked open EP data
  • PATSTAT Online
  • Federated European Patent Register

Not to be missed this year at PIUG 2018:

Our plenary session: "How would you like to search?
From the early days of patent searching to a new Espacenet and future tools"

Our workshop: "Sneak preview of new Espacenet"

Any question for our experts? Come to the EPO stand at PIUG 2018!

15 - 17 Westin Seattle, Seattle, US AIPLA Spring Meeting
23 - 25 Liege, BE ASTP PROTON


4 - 7 Boston, MA, US

BIO International Convention

The EPO - your partner for quality international patent searches

Come and meet the EPO specialists and get information on our high quality international patent searches (PCT) and on our patent system for an evolving Biotech industry.

Booth 521 at BIO 2018 in Boston, USA

Join the panel session on the opposition procedures in Europe and the US.

Schedule and venue will follow.

5 - 8 Bad Nauheim, DE International Conference on Competitive & Market Intelligence 

Come and see our experts at the International Competitive Intelligence Conference 2018.

“Patent information: Use case of customer profiling; European Patent Information as linked open data”

Presentation, 6 June 2018 from 13.00 - 13.50 hrs

DOLCE Bad Nauheim
Elvis Presley Platz 1
D-61231 Bad Nauheim

6 - 10 Toronto,CA FICPI Forum
11 - 15 Hannover, DE CEBIT 

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

"Patents for software?"

Come and see our experts at stand F71 in d!tech Hall 27.

Also don’t miss our presentations and workshops
Title: Patents for Industry 4.0
Venue: Expert Stage in Hall 13
Tue, 12.6. at 10:30hrs / Wed, at 11:40hrs, / Thu, at 10:30hrs

Followed by topic related workshops in Hall 13
Tue, 12.6. , Wed, 13.6., Thu, 14.6. starting at 14:30hrs

Title: Linked open EP data
Venue: Expert Stage in Hall 14/15
Thu, 14.6. at 12:30 hrs

13 - 15 Ilmenau, DE PATINFO 2018
18 - 20 Stockholm, SE ISPIM Innovation Conference


23 - 25 Chicago, IL, US IPO annual meeting
23 - 26 Cancun, MX AIPPI World Congress
tbd Beijing, CN China Patent Annual Conference
tbd Seoul, KR PATINEX
25 - 27 Washington DC, US AIPLA Annual Meeting


7 - 9 Tokyo, JP Patent Information Fair
12 - 15 Düsseldorf, DE MEDICA
26 - 27 Munich, DE IP Service World

Past events

Dates Location Event


28.2 - 2.3. Singapore, SG PHAR-EAST 2018

Come and see our experts on stand D11 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

“Claim drafting - making your PCT claims fit for a fast grant at the EPO”

Workshop on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9.00 - 12.00 hrs

Venue: Suntec Level 3

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