East meets West 2020

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East meets West
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In view of the present situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this event is not taking place physically at the EPO in Vienna. The European Patent Office is organising East meets West as an online event from 23 to 26 November 2020. Information will soon be posted on this page. Registered participants will be informed accordingly.

Forum on patent knowledge from Asia and beyond
23-26 November 2020

The EPO's East meets West forum provides an update on the most important developments in patent information and IP knowledge in Asia and other jurisdictions. Experts will provide first-hand information on how to cope with the growing amount of patent data from Asia and illustrate how to maximise the opportunities made available by AI and new search tools. They will also discuss how to interpret the search results correctly, considering the continuously changing IP landscape.  

Benefit from expert insights on: 

  • legal events categorisation in Asia
  • recent and upcoming law amendments
  • efficient exploitation of official search tools
  • cross-lingual search possibilities in original texts
  • jurisdiction in the focus: Japan, China, Korea, Eurasia, and the EPO’s validation states


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