Are you going to Web Summit 2019?

4 – 7 November, Lisbon

We’ll see you there. Visit the EPO at stand E280 in Pavilion 2

Web Summit is a meeting point for people and companies that are redefining technology. As the world’s largest tech event, it draws large enterprises, start-ups, policymakers and experts to discover and discuss the latest innovation.

Join our experts at the EPO stand for insight into:

  • the benefits of patents
  • the EPO’s approach to patents in digital fields
  • patent information
  • the latest job opportunities

Patents and digital innovation

European Inventor Award (EIA) alumni include several tech pioneers:

Marta Karczewicz: Advances in video compression

Marta Karczewicz

The 2019 EIA Lifetime achievement finalist dedicated her career to inventions that enable fast, high quality streaming. Named as inventor in almost 130 granted European patents, Karczewicz's technologies have transformed the video entertainment industry and made video streaming on laptops and mobile devices available to a wider audience.
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Alex Kipman: HoloLens - mixed reality smart glasses

Alex Kipman

The Brazilian inventor's HoloLens glasses mixes reality with hologram-like overlays. Business people and hospital patients alike stand to benefit, as the technology is now being used in holographic phone conferencing and computer-assisted surgery. He was a finalist in the 2018 EIA Non-EPO countries category.
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What motivated these scientists to file a patent? Why did filing a patent matter to them? The experts on the EPO stand can answer these questions and give you advice on:

  • avoiding pitfalls in patenting digitally-based inventions
  • using patent information to observe your competitors
  • checking the status of a patent application
  • what to do if you are new to patents and other intellectual property rights

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