Search Matters 2020

Search Matters 2020 poster

Online conference for patent search professionals
14-16 October 2020


Join this year's online conference to gain a deeper insight into how our examiners tackle the complex task of searching the ever-expanding body of prior art.

Search Matters 2020 will deliver its programme in the format of interactive online workshops and plenary sessions, with a special focus on disruptive technologies such as 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing), CII (computer-implemented inventions) and AI (artificial intelligence).

Some of the topics we'll also explore include:

  • Advanced features in Espacenet
  • Machine translation tool
  • Asian prior art
  • Interrelated patents and applications
  • The problem-solution approach

This high-level event is once again organised by the European Patent Academy.

Who should attend?

Patent search professionals from business, academia and IP firms. 

For further information, please contact: patentevents@epo.org

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