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Wednesday, 6 December

Time
Session
08.00 - 09.00 hrs Registration and coffee

Plenary sessions

09.00 - 09.15 hrs Welcome address by Josef Kratochvil, President, Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic
09.15 - 09.35 hrs Opening presentation by Mr Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office
09.35 - 10.00 hrs A new approach to filing at the EPO with DOCX format

Breakout sessions

10.05 - 12.45 hrs

(coffee break
11.15 - 11.45 hrs)
How to file in DOCX format
Workshop on the web-based online filing (CMS) application - Module 1 (*)
Technical workshop on the established EPO Online Filing software – basic installation and configuration (*)
Workshop on the established EPO Online Filing software (*)
Opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO 
12.45 - 14.00 hrs Lunch

Plenary session

14.00 - 14.25 hrs Industry 4.0 and its impact on the patent system

Breakout sessions

14.30 - 17.30 hrs

(coffee break
15.30 - 16.00 hrs) 
Workshop on the web-based online filing (CMS) application - Module 2 (*)
Technical workshop on the established EPO Online Filing software – system administration (*)
Electronic filing of PCT applications (*)
Electronic notifications and online payments, including credit card transactions
17.30 - 18.30 hrs Drinks reception

(*) hands-on PC workshops

Thursday, 7 December

Time
Session

Breakout sessions

09.00 - 12.00 hrs

(coffee break
10.15 - 10.45 hrs)
Workshop on the web-based online filing (CMS) application - Module 1 (*) (repeat of day 1)
Workshop on the web-based online filing (CMS) application - Module 2 (*) (repeat of day 1)
Technical workshop on the established EPO Online Filing software – patent management system (PMS) gateway (*)
Workshop on the established EPO Online Filing software (*)
Electronic filing of PCT applications (repeat of day 1) (*)
Opposition and appeal procedures before the EPO (repeat of day 1)
Review of the formal requirements in the EP procedure and their implications for online filing, with a closer look at the new generation of EPO online services
Electronic notifications and online payments, including credit card transactions (repeat of day 1) 

Plenary sessions

12.00 - 12.25 hrs How the EPO accesses Asian documentation
12.25 - 12.50 hrs The expansion of Early Certainty
12.50 - 13.00 hrs
Closing presentation by Ms Eugenia Kotselidou, Director User Support, European Patent Office 
13.00 - 14.00 hrs Lunch
14.00 hrs End 

(*) hands-on PC workshops