Search Matters 2020

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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 The Hague. The European Patent Academy is organising from 14 to 16 October 2020 an alternative online event. Information will soon be posted on this page. Registered participants will be informed accordingly.

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Training event with a focus on disruptive technologies

Meet our examiners to gain an insight into how they tackle the complex task of searching the ever expanding prior art. 

This year's Search Matters conference aims to deliver workshops and lectures with a special focus on disruptive technologies such as 3D printing/additive manufacturing, AI and CII (computer-implemented inventions).

Further topics dealt with by the workshops on offer are: 

  • Tools such as machine translations, PATENTSCOPE as well as non-patent literature
  • Aspects of search at the opposition stage
  • Exploration of the search process itself, e.g. finding related patents, forward searching, cross-technology inventions

Additionally, during our popular “at-the-desk” sessions a limited number of pre-registered participants will have the opportunity to talk to examiners individually and gather first-hand information about their search strategies in specific technical areas. 

Who should attend

Patent search professionals from business, academia and IP firms. 

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