Trade fairs and congresses 2019

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Calendar of exhibitions and fairs in which the EPO will participate in 2019.

Dates Location Event


4 to 9 Alexandria, Virginia, US PIUG 2019 Annual Conference 

Patent information from the European Patent Office (EPO) encompasses over 110 million documents and is reputed for its regular updates and high quality data. You can access the data via the EPO’s products and services such as Espacenet, the European Patent Register, linked open data or PATSTAT Online. EPO patent data is also available as bulk data if you wish to develop your own data search and analysis tools.
  • new Espacenet, scheduled for launch later this year
  • our new PATSTAT Online beginner interface
  • and how the new "legal event categories" can help you with your legal status searches
Plenary sessions not to be missed this year:

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 from 13:35 to 13:55 hours
“Searching Has Never Been Easier - New Espacenet Has Arrived”

Tuesday, 07 May from 14:15 to 14:35 hours
“Asia and beyond: Deciphering patent information from around the world – and how the EPO can support you”

Tuesday, 07 May from 14:15 to 14:35 hours
Panell discussion – “PIUG Collaboration with the EPO and WIPO on facilitating Access to worldwide patent Information”

Tuesday, 07 May from 15.50 – 16.55 hours
“Patent Insight Reports from the EPO: Future and Emerging Technologies”

Any question for our experts? Come to the EPO stand at PIUG 2019
15 - 17 Philadelphia, US AIPLA Spring Meeting

Quality is the hallmark of the European Patent Office. At this year’s AIPLA Spring Meeting, the EPO will present the quality improvements to its search and examination standards, especially those concerning the coverage of Asian documentation and the new options and services available for PCT applicants filing with the EPO, in particular the IP5 Pilot programme on Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E). The Office will also present its Federated Patent Register and Global Dossier projects, both of which bring together reliable legal status and other important information.

Venue: The Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Munich, DE Auto-IP Europe  

Exhibiting at Auto IP Europe – the event for IP professionals in the automotive industry

Come and see our experts at stand number 3 and don’t miss our presentation

"Preparing for the future: IP challenges on the horizon"

Date and venue: 16 May 2019 from 16.15 to 17.15 hrs at The Westin Grand Munich

21 - 23
Dublin, IE
ASTP Proton 

Come and meet the EPO specialists at our booth and get an overview of the new look and feel of Espacenet.

Not to be missed:
our workshop "PATLIB Centres and Technology Transfer Offices: stronger together" we will look at the strengths of both institutions and explore ways of together providing the best possible service to Europe’s innovators


3 to 6 Philadelphia, US BIO International Convention
5 to 7 Ilmenau, DE


Unsere Experten auf dem EPA Stand freuen sich all Ihre Fragen zum Thema Patentinformation zu beantworten.

Auf keinen Fall dürfen Sie unseren Workshop und unsere Vorträge verpassen:

5. Juni, 14.30 Uhr (Workshop)
"Das neue Espacenet in der Praxis"

6. Juni, 9.30 Uhr (Vortrag)
"Was wünscht sich das Patentwesen von der künstlichen Intelligenz?"

6. Juni, 11.00 Uhr (Vortrag)
"Vom Wunsch zur Wirklichkeit – das neue Espacenet"


2 to 3 Beijing, CN China Patent Annual Conference

15 to 19 London, GB AIPPI World Congress

24 to 26 Washington DC, US IPO Annual Meeting


9 to 12 Vienna, AT FICPI Open Forum

24 to 26 National Harbor, MD, US AIPLA Annual Meeting


6 to 9 Tokyo, JP Patent Information Fair and Conference
18 to 21 Düsseldorf, DE MEDICA
25 to 26 Munich, DE IP Service World

Past events

Dates Location Event


5 to 7 San Diego, US The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition
30 Vienna, AT Vienna Science Fair

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