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Programme

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 

17.00 - 19.00 hrs

Welcome drink in the exhibition area


Registration

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 

08.00 - 09.00 hrs

Registration

09.00 hrs

Official opening

hosted by Richard Flammer, Principal Director, European Patent Office

Welcome by
Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office

Keynote speeches

Assessing the impact of IP protection and enforcement systems on patenting strategies
Nikolaos Papageorgiadis, University of Liverpool Management School

Presentation (PDF, 773 KB)

“Do you understand?” Communicating with clients
Bettina de Jong

Presentation (PDF, 15 MB)

10.15 - 10.45 hrs

Coffee break and networking opportunity

10.45 - 12.15 hrs

Plenary session 

Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court – overview
Michael Fröhlich, EPO
Presentation (PDF, 520 KB)


New developments concerning EU trade marks: tools, databases, legal reform

Petra Charuzová, European Union Intellectual Property Office-EUIPO 

Presentation (PDF, 972 KB)


IPR-intensive industries and economic performance in the EU: An update
Ilja Rudyk, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 2.57 MB)

12.15 - 13.15 hrs

Lunch

13.15 - 14.45 hrs

Breakout sessions (in parallel, 90 minutes each)


A1
Basics of the EP and PCT patenting procedures
Anna Bacchin, EPO
Camille-Rémy Bogliolo, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 5.03 MB)


A2
Overview of the EPO's patent information products and services
Roland Feinäugle, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 3.6 MB)

A3
The role of standards in the grant procedure at the EPO
Frank Rüschmann, EPO
Thierry Bec
, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 1.22 MB)

A4
Legal status information - comparison of sources and interpretation of results
Sofie Leplae, EPO
(repeated as B6)
Presentation (PDF, 7.88 MB)


A5
Patent procedures in the US and China - differences to the European system
Stefan Zech, Meissner Bolte

Presentation (PDF, 1.47 MB)

A6
Patent (e)valuation - methods and tools, and the use of indicators
Peter Kaldos 
(repeated as D4)

Presentation (PDF, 873 KB)

14.45 - 15.15 hrs

Coffee break and networking opportunity

15.15 - 16.45 hrs

Breakout sessions (in parallel, 90 minutes each)


B1
Procedures to protect trade marks and designs at national, European and international level
Marina Foschi, World Intellectual Property Organization

Presentation (PDF, 12.1 MB)

B2
Using classification systems for efficient searching
Heiko Wongel, EPO
Roland Feinäugle, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 6.05 MB)

B3
Searching cross-technology inventions
Anna Kajzar, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 2.01 MB)


B4
Essential elements of licensing agreements
Mustafa Çakir and Tilman Müller-Stoy, LES International

Presentation (PDF, 1.08 MB)

B5
The relevance of unregistered intellectual property rights - designs, trade marks, copyright and trade secrets - what PATLIB clients need to know
Philipe Kutschke, Bardehle Pagenberg
Presentation (PDF, 13.5 MB)


B6
Legal status information - comparison of sources and interpretation of results
Sofie Leplae, EPO
(repeat of A4)

19.00 hrs

Evening event

Thursday, 4 May 2017 

09.00 - 10.30 hrs

Breakout sessions (in parallel, 90 minutes each)


C1
Carrying out statistical analyses of patent data and visualising the results
Johannes Schaaf, EPO
(repeated as D5)

Presentation (PDF,  8.67 MB)


 C2
How to set up a target-group-oriented IP training course
Lisa McDonald-Maier, EPO
Roger Hildebrandt, DPMA
(repeated as D6)


C3
IP audits - methodologies and tools

Cyrille Dubois, Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg

Presentation (PDF, 395 KB)

C4
Keeping an eye on Asia: creating watch profiles for Japan and Korea

Jutta Haußer, EPO

C5
Setting up monitoring services: suitable tools and efficient methods
Patrick Le Gonidec, EPO
(repeated as D1)

Presentation (PDF, 2.72 MB)

10.30 - 11.00 hrs

Coffee break and networking opportunity

11.00 - 12.30 hrs

Breakout sessions (in parallel, 90 minutes each)


D1
Setting up monitoring services: suitable tools and efficient methods
Patrick Le Gonidec, EPO
(repeat of C5)

D2
Searching functional features: how to build comprehensive queries
Alessandro Colombo, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 1.52 MB)

D3
Tools for visualising patent information for better strategic decisions
Arne Krüger, Moving Targets Consulting GmbH

D4
Patent (e)valuation - methods and tools, and the use of indicators
Peter Kaldos 
(repeat of A6)
Presentation (PDF, 873 KB)


D5
Carrying out statistical analyses of patent data and visualising the results
Johannes Schaaf, EPO
(repeat of C1)

D6 How to set up a target-group-oriented IP training course
Lisa McDonald-Maier, EPO
Roger Hildebrandt, DPMA
(repeat of C2)

12.30 - 13.45 hrs

Lunch

13.45 - 15.00 hrs

Plenary session

The 7D Patent Management Maturity Model
Martin G. Moehrle, University of Bremen
Presentation (PDF,1.81 MB)


The EPO PATLIB forum - a means for networking
Lisa McDonald-Maier, EPO

Presentation (PDF, 7.10 MB)

Closing remarks by Richard Flammer, EPO 

15.00 hrs

End of the conference