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​​​PATLIB is the annual conference of the PATLIB centres. ​This year the event is co-organised with the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. ​

Event details

Registration open
8:30 - 16:00 h
​​08:30 - 16:00 h (CEST)
09:30 - 17:00 h local time ​
8:30 - 11:45 h
​​08:30 - 11:45 h (CEST)
09:30 - 12:45 h local time ​


Thursday, 19 September 2024

​​PATLIB2024 will be open to everyone. Day 1 will focus on technology transfer and the PATLIB network, showcasing co-operation initiatives with key partners. 

08.30 hrs 

Welcome address 

António Campinos, President of the EPO  
Muhammed Zeki Durak, President of the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office 

08.50 hrs 

Keynote speech 

A regional network with a local impact 

09.10 hrs 


Türkpatent, Teknoparks and PATLIBs joining forces to reach local inventors in Türkiye

09.25 hrs 

Panel discussion: 

PATLIBs, moving up from level 2 to level 3: from professional services to information services in a business context 

10.10 hrs 

Panel discussion:  

How to engage with local innovators as a local PATLIB

PATLIB, a global network 

11.15 hrs 


Leveraging the power of network support: the impact of twinning and mentoring

11.30 hrs 

Panel discussion: 

Knowledge transfer to Africa (KT2A) twinning and mentoring in practice 

  • Twinning experiences: analysis of practical steps and how to move forward.  
  • KT2A mentoring: methodology, best practices and how to move forward. 

12.15 hrs 

Panel discussion: 

Promoting technology transfer at Trilateral offices

12.45 hrs 

Lunch break 

PATLIB and the EPO’s Strategic Plan 2028 

14.00 hrs 


The EPO’s Strategic Plan 2028 and its benefits for PATLIBs

Xavier Seuba, EPO  

14.15 hrs 

Panel discussion: 

Content and the enabling net 

15.00 hrs 

Panel discussion:

Technology transfer training and certification 

15.45-16.00 hrs 


Workshops conclusions and way forward 

Friday, 20 September 2024

​​Day 2 will focus on useful platforms, as well as new and existing tools to promote technology transfer and the extraction of patent intelligence from data

Patent Intelligence 

08.30 hrs


From data to intelligence: making the most of tools 

08.45 hrs

Panel discussion: 

Technology Intelligence Platform demo and exercise 

09.15 hrs

Panel discussion: 

The Deep Tech Finder 

Patent Data for Business 

09.45 hrs 


Using data tools to offer SMEs more support 

10.00 hrs

Panel discussion: 

Using EPO tools to obtain UP/UPC advice 

10.45 hrs

Panel discussion:  

Valuation and valorisation of IP assets 

11.30-11.45 hrs 

Closing remarks: 

The EPO Innovation Network in 2028 

Speakers and panellists

More information about the speakers and panellists will be published soon.

More information

PATLIB2024 highlights: 

  • Twinning and mentoring in the EPO Knowledge Transfer to Africa initiative 
  • Technology transfer initiatives 
  • EPO data tools 


The event is free of charge.  

Registration deadline is on 18.9.2024 


This event will be recorded and the recorded material will be used for documentation and promotional purposes. 

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