Preliminary programme
SME track

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

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

10.00 hrs

Welcome - Why this day is important
Marco Bravo, EPO


Keynote speech: The economics of patent information
Yann Ménière, EPO


Key takeaways from innovation case studies
Ilja Rudyk and Thomas Bereuter, EPO




Prior art search and basic patent statistics with Espacenet  - case study
Arzu Firlarer, Başkent University Information, Innovation and Technology Transfer Office (BITTO), PATLIB Centre, TR 
Engin Hazar, General Manager, Krommetal Mühendislik Ltd şti and Serametal Hazar Hidrofor Ltd Şti, TR


Monitoring and freedom-to-operate searches with GPI - case study with a medical devices company
Björn Jürgens, PATLIB Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía, ES 
Marina Schoenemann, Business Development Manager, DSruptive, ES


Demonstration of survey results: Obstacles and success factors when using patent knowledge
Johannes Schaaf, EPO


In-house or external patent knowledge services?
Benoit Olbrechts, Manager, Technology Scouting & IP Services, PATLIB Centre, BE




Trend monitoring - how to do it yourself
Johannes Schaaf, EPO




Usefulness of the unitary patent for SMEs
Michael Fröhlich, EPO



 14.30 hrs

Outlook and closing of session
Marco Bravo, EPO

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