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Preliminary programme

(Optional training sessions, as well as a pre-conference workshop, will take place at the EPO sub-office in Vienna in the run-up to the forum on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. More details on these additional activities are available in the dedicated section of this website.)

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Palais Niederösterreich, Vienna

08.00 - 09.00

Registration and opening of poster session

09.00 - 09.10

Welcome and keynote speech

(Richard Flammer, EPO)

News from Asia
09.10 - 09.35

Japan: Opposition and appeals revisited

(Yasuaki Naito, Kei Kawakami, JPO)

Presentation (PDF, 872 KB)
09.35 - 10.00

China: Update on recent and upcoming law changes
(Qian Zhou, SIPO)

Presentation (PDF, 390 KB)
10.00 - 10.25

Korea: Recent developments at the Korean Patent Office
(Jung Hoon Ha, KIPO)

Presentation (PDF, 1.2 MB)
10.25 - 11.00

Coffee break and possibility to visit poster session

  News from emerging markets
11.00 - 11.25

Information on the Eurasian Patent Office 

(Andrey Sekretov, EAPO)

Presentation (PDF, 2.6 MB)
11.25 - 11.50

Recent developments in Indian patent information

(Madhusudhan Thallapaka Venkata, Indian Patent Office)

Presentation (PDF, 2.6 MB)
11.50 - 12.15

Data exchange and co-operation with India

(Nicholas Körnig, EPO)

Presentation (PDF, 1 MB)
12.15 - 12.25
IPR SME Helpdesks for China, South-East Asia and Latin America
(Simon Cheetham, Eli Salis, IPR SME Helpdesks)
Presentation (PDF, 1 MB)
  News from the EPO
12.25 - 12.35

EPO's worldwide databases - Focus on Asia

(Davide Lingua, EPO)

Presentation (PDF, 292 KB)
12.35 - 12.45

Machine translation developments

(Martin Schaller, EPO)

Presentation (PDF, 646 KB)
12.45 - 14.00


14.00 - 15.15

Round-table discussions (first round)

In an informal setting, users and experts come together in small groups to share their insights, tips and tricks. This is your opportunity to give feedback to the experts and benefit from the experience of others.

results (PDF, 15 MB)

  • Table 1: ARABPAT: developments and perspectives
  • Table 2: Impact of the new Patent (Amendments) Rules in India
  • Table 3: Challenges with patent information from Russia and Eurasia
  • Table 4: Harmonisation of patent procedures
  • Table 5: Patents and money: trends in Asia
  • Table 6: Upcoming patent law changes in China
  • Table 7: Importance of patent information from Latin America
  • Table 8: Hong Kong and Macao: systems and sources
  • Table 9: Utility models: dual filing, conversions & co.
  • Table 10: Strategies for challenging patents in Asia
15.15 - 15.45

Coffee break and possibility to visit poster session

15.45 - 17.00

Round-table discussions (second round)


Departure of buses for evening event

19.00 - 21.30

Evening event at Oktogon am Himmel, Vienna

Friday, 22 April 2016

Palais Niederösterreich, Vienna

Time Programme
08.30 - 09.30

Breakfast and poster session

09.30 - 10.45
Wrap-up of round-table discussions
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break and possibility to visit poster session
11.15 - 12.35


Streams consist of a series of short presentations, highlighting different points of view on a certain topic. Experts and users will share their experiences and there will be plenty of room for discussions and questions. The streams will be running in parallel.  

12.45 - 13.05

A personal view of East meets West

(Yukio Takahashi, Japio)

13.05 - 13.15

Closing remarks

(Richard Flammer, EPO)