Programme

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Tuesday, 24 September

Time
Session
08.00 - 09.00 Registration and coffee

Plenary sessions

09.00 - 09.20

Welcome address

Roberta Romano-Götsch, Chief Operating Officer Mobility and Mechatronics 

09.20 - 09.45 Quality and timeliness of the European patent granting procedure
Niclas Morey, Principal Director User Support and Quality Management
 09.45 - 10.15 New Espacenet
Johannes Schaaf, Product marketing specialist, Patent Information
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break 

Parallel breakout sessions

10.30 - 12.30 Workshop on the web-based online filing system (CMS)
Opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO
Electronic notifications and online fee payments, credit card transactions and best practice interaction with the EPO
Filing PCT applications – theoretical session
Technical workshop on the established EPO Online Filing software - basic installation, configuration and system administration

12.30 - 13.45  Lunch

Parallel breakout sessions

13.45 - 15.45 Workshop on the web-based online filing system (CMS)
Review of the formal requirements in the EP procedure and their implications for online filing
Filing PCT applications – practical session
Technical workshop on the established EPO Online Filing software – patent management system (PMS) gateway
15.45 - 16.00 Coffee break

Plenary sessions

16.00 - 16.30
Sustainable technologies: Mobility of the future
Roberta Romano-Götsch, Chief Operating Officer Mobility and Mechatronics
 16.30 - 16.45 Closing remarks
Eugenia Kotselidou, Director User Support
 16.45 - 17.30 Drinks reception

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