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Search Matters 2023

Online conference for patent search professionals
23-25 May 2023

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This year's theme is "Searching for sustainability"

The EPO is committed to fostering innovation by sharing patent knowledge and supporting innovators in finding technologies that contribute to a smarter, safer and more sustainable world. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed as a "shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future". Set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, the aim is to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

All eight technological communities at the EPO are related to these global goals.

Find out more about the best search strategies for these fascinating technological areas in insightful lectures and interactive workshops.

Who should attend?

Patent search professionals from business, academia and IP firms.