As in the previous years, the EPO will organise a two-day forum on patent information from Asia and beyond in Vienna, Austria, on 11 and 12 April 2019. Hot topics will include recent improvements in the Chinese IP courts and data from ASEAN countries.
This year, instead of the previous "discussion rounds", participants will have a selection of workshops to choose from. These workshops are hosted by experts from the EPO and other organisations who will share practical examples. Users are invited to bring questions and feedback, or simply enjoy learning more about a new topic. Furthermore, commercial providers and other organisations will demonstrate their patent information products and services.
The programme and further information can be found on the East meets West webpages. Registration will close on Wednesday, 20 March 2019!