Draft programme

Tuesday, 13 October 2020
At-the-desk sessions

13.45 - 17.00

Individual at-the-desk sessions with an EPO examiner for registered participants

17.15 - 20.00 

Networking event for at-the-desk sessions' participants and trainers

Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Moderator: Gemma Mitchell, examiner, chair of the Search Matters Organising Committee, EPO

08.30   

Welcome coffee

09.15

Opening speech

Representative from Directorate-General Patent Granting Process, EPO

09.30

Keynote lecture (plenary): 

Tommaso Ghidini, Head of the Structures, Mechanisms and 

Materials Division, ESA

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Workshop session 1

12.15

Lunch break

13.30    

Workshop session 2

14.45    

Coffee break

15.15 

Workshop session 3

16.30    

Break (technical)

16.45 - 17.30     

Lecture (plenary):

Finding the way in the maze of disruptive
technologies: CPC as an updated compass for patent searching (tbc)
 

Pierre Held, Administrator Classification and Documentation, EPO

Johannes Schaaf, Administrator, Patent Knowledge Promotion, EPO 

18.00

Networking event

22.00
End of day 1
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Moderator:  Gemma Mitchell, examiner, chair of the Search Matters Organising Committee, EPO

08.00     

Light breakfast buffet

08.45 

Panel discussion:
Mastering the impact of disruptive technologies: an essential step, also for patent searchers (tbc)

Moderator: Gareth Lord, Director Mobility and Mechatronics, EPO 

09.45

Break (technical)

10.00

Workshop session 4

11.15

Coffee break

11.45

Workshop session 5

13.00

Lunch break

14.00       

Workshop session 6

15.15

Coffee break

15.45    

Lecture (plenary):

On the trail of disruptive technologies, clues from patent
analysis

Nigel Clarke, PI Research Manager, Promotion, Patent
Information, EPO

16.30

Closing remarks 

16.45    

End of event 

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