Trade fairs and congresses 2017

Calendar of exhibitions and fairs in which the EPO will participate in 2017.

Dates Location Event


 1 to 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 

Meet the EPO's experts at our booth at the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute to learn about options for PCT applicants, and quality improvements to search and examination. Find out all the latest news on European Unitary Patent as it draws closer, and put your questions on the Federated Patent Register and Global Dossier, which bring together procedural information from multiple offices. 



20 to 24
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 E25 in Hall 6.

Also do not miss our presentation on Patent Applications for Industry 4.0.

Wednesday 22 March, 12.15 to 13.00 hrs, Ginkgo Stage – Hall 8
Venue: Hannover Messe
21 to 23  Singapore  Bio Pharma Asia Convention

Come and see our experts on stand C13 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Workshop on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 14.00 - 17.00 hrs
Venue: Suntec Level 3

“BioPharma Patenting at the European Patent Office, Principles and Practice – A Hands-On Experience”

Presentation on Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10.30 – 11.00 hrs
Venue: Technology Seminar in the exhibition area

“Latest developments in BioPharma Patenting at the European Patent Office (EPO)”
25 Vienna INMM Vienna Science Fair 
29 to 31  Munich, DE  Search Matters 


 24 to 25 Paris, FR  LESI Annual Meeting 


 9 to 12 Amsterdam, NL  Int. Competitive Intelligence Conference
17 to 19  San Diego, CA, US  AIPLA Spring Meeting 
20 to 25 Atlanta, GA, US PIUG

Patent information from the EPO encompasses around 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:

  • Common Citation Document
  • Global Dossier - bringing file wrappers together in one place
  • Federated European Patent Register
  • Register for Unitary Patents
  • The EPO as a PCT searching authority

Features not to be missed this year:

Presentation on "Industry 4.0 and the role of patent information in innovation: EPO perspective"

Any question to our experts? Come to the EPO stand at PIUG 2017

31 May to 1 June  Munich, DE  Examination Matters 
31 May to 1 June  Ilmenau, DE  Patinfo 


 19 to 22 San Diego, CA, US  BIO Int Conv


17 to 19  San Francisco, CA, US  IPO annual meeting 


9 to 11  Stuttgart, DE  EVS30 
13 to 17  Sydney, Australia  AIPPI World Congress 
22 to 25  Chicago, IL  LES US Canada Annual meeting 
25 to 28  Venice, IT  FICPI Forum 
19 to 21  Washington DC  AIPLA Annual Meeting 


13 to 16  Düsseldorf, DE  MEDICA 
Tokyo, JP  Patent Info Fair 
27 to 28  Munich, DE  IP Service World 

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