More than 100 patent information professionals from 25 countries attended the EPO's "East meets West" forum on 21/22 April 2016 in Vienna, Austria. Throughout the two-day event, participants had the opportunity to join interactive discussion rounds and engage in one-on-one talks with specialists from various regions. This continued dialogue will help to overcome barriers in mutual understanding and contribute to a better access to global patent information.
All conference material and a photo gallery have been uploaded onto the forum website. An article on the event has been published in the latest issue (2/2016) of Patent Information News.
The next East meets West forum will take place in Vienna on 6/7 April 2017. Further details will be released on the EPO website in due time. If you would like to stay informed about this event, please use this form to subscribe to our mailing list.