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Trade fairs and congresses 2019

Calendar of exhibitions and fairs in which the EPO will participate in 2019.

Dates Location Event

September

2 to 3 Hangzhou, CN China Patent Annual Conference

Patent information from the European Patent Office (EPO) encompasses over 100 million documents and is well-known for its regular updates and high quality data.

Come and see our experts on stand 2 & 4

Venue: Hangzhou International Expo Center, 353 Benjing Ave, Qianjinan Centry City, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, China
15 to 18 London, GB AIPPI World Congress

Come and have a talk with the EPO’s experts, face to face, on the stand and find out all the latest news on the PCT, Federated Register or Global Dossier

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Centre II (QEII Centre) – Exhibition room Cambridge (5th floor), Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE, United Kingdom
24 to 26 Washington DC, US IPO Annual Meeting

Meet the EPO’s experts at our booth at the IPO Annual Meeting 2019 to learn about options for PCT applicants and quality improvements to search and examination. Find out all the latest news on the Federated Patent Register and Global Dossier, which bring together procedural information from multiple offices.

Venue: IPO Annual Meeting 2019, Marriott Marquis, Washington DC, US - EPO stand 219/318

October

9 to 12 Vienna, AT FICPI Open Forum

Meet the EPO’s experts at our booth at the FICPI Forum 2019 to learn about options for PCT applicants and quality improvements to search and examination. Get an update on EPO’s recent changes to rules, regulations, guidelines and practice.

Find out the latest news on the Federated Patent Register and Global Dossier, which bring together procedural information from multiple offices.

Don’t miss our presentations on Thursday 10th at 11.00h, where the transfer of priority rights in view of the recent crispr-cas9 case in Europe will be discussed, and at 16.00h, where our experts will go over the topic of incorporation of entire missing elements and parts by cross reference without losing filing date.

15 to 17  London, GB
London IP Week

The London IP Week is a three-day interactive IP summit filled with a series of social events and two full-day conferences with thought-provoking discussions looking at the most contemporary trends in the world of IP.

EPO experts will be on hand at stand 3 to provide the latest information on options for PCT applicants, quality improvements to search and examination and recent changes to EPO rules, regulations, guidelines and practice.

The conference on day 3 (Thursday, 17 October 2019), headlined "The Future Tech IP Summit focusing on SMEs", will be chaired by Roberta Romano-Götsch, EPO COO Mobility & Mechatronics.

Roberta will also be part of the panel discussing "3D printing: IP opportunities and challenges" on Thursday, 17 October, from 11.40 to 12.25 hrs. Topics include:

  • challenges to existing intellectual property law
  • the effect of 3D printing on the patent system
  • the next big fight: 3D printing and IP in the future
 
24 to 26 National Harbor, MD, US AIPLA Annual Meeting

Meet the EPO’s experts at our booth at the AIPLA Annual Meeting 2019 to learn about the new options and services for PCT applicants and quality improvements to search and examination standards.

Find out all the latest news on the Federated Patent Register and Global Dossier, both of which bring together reliable legal status and other important information.

Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD 20745, US – EPO Stand 11

November

4 to 7 Lisbon, PT Web Summit
6 to 9 Tokyo, JP Patent Information Fair and Conference

The European Patent Office is committed to excellence and sustainability. We respond to the needs of our users and are agile in managing the changing demands and conditions of a dynamic global patent system. At this year’s Patent Information Fair, we will present the improvements to the quality of the EPO’s search and examination standards and the new services available for PCT applicants.

For patent information experts, the EPO highlights at this year's Patent Information Fair include INPADOC legal event categories, the Federated European Patent Register, linked open EP data, and New Espacenet.

Don’t miss our presentations and workshops:

6th November (Wednesday), 14.20 hrs – 15.00 hrs
  • Latest developments in the EPO’s patent information
7th November (Thursday), 13:45 hrs – 14:30 hrs
  • Why is legal event data being categorised? The INPADOC classification scheme and how it helps the patent information user
7th November (Thursday) 15.00 – 15:45 hrs
  • How does AI offer high-quality support to EPO examiners?
Venue: Science Museum Tokyo, 2-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0091, Japan - Stand 61
18 to 21 Düsseldorf, DE MEDICA
25 to 26 Munich, DE IP Service World

Legal information, essentially all the procedural information collected during application and granting procedures as well as during the post-grant phase, is of utmost importance for legal professionals.

Meet the EPO’s experts at our booth and don’t miss our presentation on 25th November at 1.55 pm, which will provide an insight into the different patent information sources of legal patent data maintained by the EPO, such as the European Patent Register and the EP Bulletin search, demonstrating the benefits they bring.

Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to speak at the EPO stand with the EPO experts about the various aspects of patent information.


Past events


Dates Location Event

March

5 to 7 San Diego, US The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition
30 Vienna, AT Vienna Science Fair

May

4 to 9 Alexandria, Virginia, US PIUG 2019 Annual Conference 
15 - 17 Philadelphia, US AIPLA Spring Meeting
16
Munich, DE Auto-IP Europe  
21 - 23
Dublin, IE
ASTP Proton 

June

3 to 6 Philadelphia, US BIO International Convention
5 to 7 Ilmenau, DE PATINFO