Patent knowledge - main track

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Moderators: Elizabeth McDonald-Maier and Edward Cooke, EPO

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

09.45 hrs


09.50 hrs

Welcome speech
António Campinos, President, EPO

10.00 hrs

From patent information to patent knowledge

The transition from patent information to patent knowledge
Richard Flammer, Principal Director Patent Knowledge, EPO

From Patent Information to IP Intelligence
Thorsten Zank, BASF

Mapping patents on health technologies for the public interest: the MedsPaL and VaxPaL databases
Amina Maillard, Medicines Patent Pool

11.00 hrs
11.10 hrs
13.00 hrs

Plenary presentation
An in-depth look at Espacenet
Roland Feinäugle, EPO

Discussion round 1
GPI and full text
Patrick Le Gonidec, EPO
Björn Jürgens, PATLIB Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía, ES

Discussion round 2
Artificial intelligence and IP - friends or foes?
Alexander Klenner-Bajaja, EPO
Samuel Davis,

14.30 hrs  Closing of day
Wednesday, 3 November 2021

10.00 hrs

Patent landscaping, analytics, statistics and everything about gaining more insight

A short history and outlook for the patent data and analytics industry
Frank Tietze, University of Cambridge.

Patent analytics at the EPO: insight reports within the framework of FETA (future and emerging technology analysis) activities
Sonia Kaufmann, EPO

The making of the energy transition report
Yann Ménière, Chief Economist Unit, EPO

11.05 hrs
11.15 hrs
13.00 hrs

Plenary presentation
Pierre Held, EPO

Discussion round 1
Patent valuation and evaluation
Johannes Schaaf, EPO
Christian Hackl, TUM-Tech GmbH

Discussion round 2
Use of design patents as prior art
Domenico Golzio, EPO

Giacomo Bertelli, Google Italy
Guido Moradei, QUAESTIO

 14.30 hrs  Closing of day
Thursday, 4 November 2021

10.00 hrs

Legal insight for patent searchers

One small step for a man, an inventive step for the patent office?
Eric de Cock van Gimst, Sonion Nederland B.V.

Claim interpretation tips for patent information professionals
Susanne Hantos, Davies Collison Cave

The Unitary Patent in the starting block
Michael Fröhlich, EPO

11.00 hrs
11.10 hrs
13.00 hrs

Patent data insights

Patent data insights overview
Sofie Leplae, EPO

Overview of EPO's bulk data products and services
Vesna Vajsbaher, EPO

An historical outlook on prior-art data at the EPO
David Horat, EPO

Legal event data: Status and outlook; INPADOC classification
Christian Soltmann and Sonia Kaufmann, EPO

European Publication Server Webservices and Linked Open Data
Patrick le Gonidec, EPO

14.00 hrs
14.10 hrs

Outlook to Patent Data User Day 2022
Sylvia Kocara, EPO

14.15 hrs

Main track wrap-up
Christoph Ernst, Vice-President Legal and International Affairs, EPO

14.25 - 14.30 hrs
Closing remarks and insight into tomorrow’s programme

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