Preliminary programme

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Preliminary Programme
08.30 - 10.00

Registration and opening of poster session

09.00 - 09.45

Training session: Introduction to Asian patent information for first-time participants

10.00 - 10.15

Welcome and keynote speech

10.15 - 10.45

Accessing and assessing Asian data

10.45 - 11.45 Asian IP in practice




11.45 - 12.15

Short break

12.15 - 13.15 Country focus

EAPO: Recent progress in patent information tools

Myanmar: First glimpse at the new IP system

Brazil: Retrieving patent data

Saudi Arabia: Latest developments

13.15 - 14.30

Lunch break

14.30 - 15.45

Workshop round I

Experts on selected topics will share useful insights, tips and tricks with a smaller audience. This is your opportunity to learn, ask questions and participate in the discussion. Some workshops will include practical hands-on exercises and live demos. 

  1. Efficient use of EAPO search tools
  2. Brazilian IP sources
  3. Asian data in Espacenet
  4. J-PlatPat challenges solved
  5. News from CNIPA
  6. Keyword searches in Asian full texts
  7. Updates on new search functions of the Saudi patent database
15.45 - 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 - 17.30

Workshop round II

17.45 - 18.30


18.30 - 21.30

Evening event

Friday, 24 April 2020

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Time Programme
08.30 - 09.30

Breakfast and exhibitor presentations

09.30 - 11.00


Streams consist of a series of short presentations, highlighting different points of view on a certain topic. Experts and users will share their experiences and there will be plenty of room for discussions and questions. The streams will be running in parallel.

Stream 1: Asian file wrappers

Users may access file wrappers of Chinese, Japanese and Korean documents not only in the EPO’s Global Dossier, but also in tools provided by the Asian offices, such as CNIPA’s CPQUERY or the “One Portal Dossier” services offered by the JPO and KIPO. In this stream, you will get an overview on special features of these sources and the most recent developments. It will also be a platform to share experiences and challenges you encounter with these tools.

Stream 2: Legal event codes categorisation

Recently, up-to-date legal event information from worldwide patent jurisdictions has become available via the INPADOC legal event database. However, how can we understand the meaning and legal consequences of the legal status of a patent, when we are no experts in the respective patent system? One possible answer: WIPO’s initiative ST27 to categorise these events. The EPO’s development of this system shall be introduced in this stream. We will discuss how it can help you understand the current status of a patent and compare the different systems.

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30

Wrap-up of the workshops

12.30 - 12.50

A personal view of East meets West

12.50 - 13.00

Closing remarks

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