Programme

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Monday, 18 June

Time
Session
08.00 - 09.00 Registration and coffee

Plenary sessions

09.00 - 09.20 Opening presentation by Mr Alberto Casado, Vice-President of the European Patent Office
09.20 - 10.00 Speed of processing at the EPO. Update on the EPO's Early Certainty initiative
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 915 KB)
10.00 - 10.30 Update on Unitary Patent Protection
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 1.4 MB)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break 
11.00 – 11.45
Update on European Patent Register services and a preview of the new Espacenet 
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 2.9 MB)
11.45 – 12.30
Global Dossier – Access to citation results from multiple IP offices
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 1.2 MB)
12.30 - 13.45  Lunch 

Breakout sessions

13.45 - 15.15 Preview to Online Filing 2.0, the next generation of CMS filing (*)
Presentation - Intro (EN) (PDF, 418 KB)
Presentation - Next steps (EN) (PDF, 280 KB)
Presentation - Screenshots (EN) (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Presentation - Intro (DE) (PDF, 420 KB)
Presentation - Nächste Schritte (DE) (PDF, 282 KB)
Presentation - Screenshots (DE) (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Presentation - Intro (FR) (PDF, 420 KB)
Presentation - Prochaines étapes (FR) (PDF, 335 KB)
Presentation - Screenshots (FR) (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO
Presentation - Opposition (EN) (PDF, 559 KB)
Presentation  - Appeal (EN) (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Electronic notifications and online payments, including credit card transactions
Presentation - Mailbox and My Files (EN) (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Presentation - Credit card examples (EN) (PDF, 437 KB)
The PCT at the European Patent Office
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 535 KB)
15.15 - 15.45  Coffee break

Breakout sessions

15.45 - 17.15 Preview to Online Filing 2.0, the next generation of CMS filing (*)
Review of the formal requirements in the EP procedure and their implications for online filing
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 1 MB)
Electronic filing of PCT applications – practical session (*)
17.15 - 18.15 Drinks reception

(*) hands-on PC workshops



Tuesday, 19 June

Time
Session

Breakout sessions

09.00 - 10.30 Preview to Online Filing 2.0, the next generation of CMS filing (*) (repeat of day 1)
Opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO (repeat of day 1)
Electronic notifications and online payments, including credit card transactions (repeat of day 1)  
Review of the formal requirements in the EP procedure and their implications for online filing (repeat of day 1)
Electronic filing of PCT applications – practical session (*) (repeat of day 1)
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break 

Plenary sessions

11.00 - 11.45 Innovation and patent protection in the plant sector in Europe
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 718 KB)
11.45 - 12.15 Industry 4.0 and its impact on the patent system
Presentation (EN) (PDF, 800 KB)
12.15 - 12.30  Closing remarks 
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 End

(*) hands-on PC workshops

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