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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
At-the-desk sessions

13.45 - 17.00

Individual at-the-desk sessions with an EPO examiner

17.15 - 20.00 

Networking event for participants in the at-the-desk sessions


Thursday, 30 March 2017           

08.30   

Registration (with light breakfast buffet)

09.15

Opening speech
Guillaume Minnoye, Vice-President Directorate-General Operations, EPO

09.30

Lecture (plenary): Espacenet has hidden gems that you may have overlooked!
Nigel Clarke, PI research manager, Promotion, Patent Information, EPO

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Workshop session 1

12.15

Lunch break

13.45

Workshop session 2

15.00

Coffee break

15.30

Workshop session 3

16.45

Break (technical)

17.00 - 17.30

Lecture (plenary): Cooperative Patent Classification: a continuously improving world
Frédéric Lequeux, team manager, Classification and Documentation, EPO

18.15

Networking event

22.00
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Friday, 31 March 2017

from 08.15     

Light breakfast buffet

08.30

Welcome

08.45

Lecture (plenary): Key note speech
Ian Wetherbee, senior software engineer/manager, Google Patents

09.45

Break (technical)

10.00

Workshop session 4

11.15

Coffee break

11.45

Workshop session 5

13.00

Lunch break

14.15

Workshop session 6

15.30

Coffee break

16.00

Lecture (plenary): Towards semantic search at the European Patent Office
Alexander Klenner-Bajaja, IT architect, EPO

16.45

Closing remarks

17.00

End of event