Preliminary programme
Patent knowledge - main track

Please note that the time zone for the programme is CET. 

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

09.45 hrs



Welcome speech
António Campinos, President, EPO


From patent information to patent knowledge

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

The industry perspective on patent knowledge
Thorsten Zank, President, PDG

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

 14.30 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, CEO,

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

10.00 hrs

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

What this topic is all about - a broad overview
Frank Tietze, Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management, 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

 14.30 hrs

Plenary presentation
Pierre Held, EPO

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

Discussion round 2
Use of design patents as prior art
Domenico Golzio, EPO
Guido Moradei, CEO & Managing Director, QUAESTIO

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.

Unitary patent update and the SPC
Michael Fröhlich, EPO

Claim interpretation tips for patent information professionals
Susanne Hantos, Senior Patent Counsel/Manager, Patent Intelligence Services, Davies Collison Cave


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

  Outlook to Patent Data User Day 2022
Sylvia Kocara, EPO
  Main track wrap-up
Christoph Ernst, Vice-President Legal and International Affairs, EPO

 14.40 hrs
 Closing remarks and insight into tomorrow’s programme

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