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) the European Patent Office (EPO) is postponing this event. Organisers will contact participants on an individual basis and, where possible, inform them of the new dates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Forum on patent knowledge from Asia and beyond

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.  

East meets West 2020 will take place on 23/24 April 2020 in Vienna. 

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
  • jurisdictions in the focus: Japan, China, Korea, Myanmar, Brazil, Eurasia...


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