Again, more than 100 patent information professionals from 25 countries attended the EPO's "East meets West" forum on 19/20 April 2018 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 this year's event has now been published in the latest issue (2/2018) of the EPO's Patent Information News.
The next East meets West forum will take place in Vienna on 11/12 April 2019. Further details will soon be released on the EPO website. If you would like to stay informed about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on our mailing list.