Pre-conference workshop

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What the user community needs

Pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, 10 April 2019
16.00 - 18.00 hrs


European Patent Office
Rennweg 12
1030 Vienna
Tel.:         (+ 43 1) 52126 4545

What the user community needs - towards effective collaboration between East and West

Chairman: Peter Kallas (BASF)

Ten years ago, at the "East meets West 2009" forum in Vienna, the PDG (Patent Documentation Group) met representatives of Asian patent offices and their related organisations to discuss closer cooperation between industry users and the Asian patent offices. In the following years, this fruitful dialogue was continued (click on the links to see the recent documentation from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018). This meeting has now established itself as a focal point for discussing user requirements pertaining to Asian patent information.

This year, PDG representatives will meet again with representatives from Asian patent offices to continue this informal exchange. The workshop will look at progress made since the last meeting. It will review recent developments in Asian patent information and their impact on patent information users. The aim of this ongoing dialogue between the user community and experts from Asian patent offices is to identify areas that still require improvements and to find a collaborative way of setting priorities for these.

  • This workshop is free-of-charge. Spaces are very limited. Should you be interested in attending, please send an e-mail to:

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