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Chicago, IL, USA
26-27 September 2018
An EPO seminar on automotive and mobility will be held immediately after the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) 2018 Annual Meeting.
These are exciting times for the automotive and mobility industries, with disruptive technologies entering the sector, legislative challenges on the horizon and changing global markets. The IP landscape is adapting, too, with new opportunities and risks for everyone involved in the value chains of this innovative sector. With competition increasing, do you know enough to stay ahead?
This seminar will provide you, the patent professional, with a unique opportunity to meet experts from the European Patent Office (EPO) and share best practice with your European counterparts. Learn more about how to draft successful patent applications for Europe, the many benefits of using the EPO's international patent services (PCT), as well as tips on how to make your budget go further.
In plenary sessions you will learn about the latest developments at the EPO in areas including quality, timeliness and search. Patentability issues will be a key focus, particularly those arising from the increasing reliance of mobility and automotive innovations on CII and AI, as well as common difficulties for US applicants. Expert advice and hands-on claim drafting exercises will enable you to save time and money and increase first-time drafting success.
This high-level event is organised in close co-operation with the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).
If you are an IP manager, patent agent, patent attorney, in‑house counsel or someone who encounters patent issues at the EPO in your work, and you are in the field of Automotive and Mobility, then you should consider attending this event.