Monday, May 23, 2011

PATLIB 2011 23-25 May

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23-25 May 2011
EPO, The Hague

Day one - Monday, 23 May 2011

14.00 - 15.15 hr

Official opening PATLIB2011
Moderator: Guus Broesterhuizen, Director, Netherlands Patent Office

Welcome address
Benoît Battistelli, President, European Patent Office
represented by Raimund Lutz, Vice President DG5

The unitary patent

Jean-Luc Gal, European Patent Office

The "PATLIB pilots" project: progress to date

Presentation of what has taken place so far, lessons learnt and next steps.
Georg Artelsmair, European Patent Office

The pilot programme: perspective from a PATLIB centre

What it's like to be part of the PATLIB pilot programme and how it is helping our centre to meet the needs of our users
Björn Jürgens, CITPIA PATLIB Centre Andalusia
15.15 - 15.45 hrs
Coffee break
15.45 -17.30 hrs
Learning session "IP matters"
Moderator: Patricia Garcia-Escudero, Spanish Patent Office

IP rights in China and India - what you and your customers should know
All IP rights you should be aware of when advising customers seeking IP protection in the above countries.
Maaike van Velzen, Philips Intellectual Property and Standards

Developing a patent strategy for an SME: has your customer got what it takes to file for a patent?
Knowing which key questions you should ask your customers when they ask you "should I apply for a patent?"
Severin de Wit, IPEG Consultancy B.V.

Software patent or copyright: which is best in which cases?

European patent or copyright? Recommending the best legal protection for "software" inventions.
Eva Hopper, European Patent Office

The importance of protecting aesthetic creations - copyright v. design for SMEs and creators: a practical parallel approach

An overview of the general conditions of protection of both rights. How to use these categories of rights in the daily business life (i.e. contracts, M&A and litigation). Practical reflections on how to document your ownership of a right.
Eric Gastinel, OHIM
17.30 hrs
End of day one
19.00 hrs
Departure for the conference dinner at the Hulstkamp Gebouw.

Day two - Tuesday, 24 May 2011

09.00 - 10.30 hrs
Learning session "Tools"
Moderator: Hélène Salaville, INPI Lyon

E-learning at the EPO for staff of PATLIB centres
In order to support the PATLIB centres in their development of new consultancy services, the European Patent Academy has developed a blended learning programme, combining classroom training with virtual classroom sessions and e-learning. A short presentation will explain the concept and provide an overview of the content.
Harald Pichlhöfer, European Patent Office

Performing live searches for your customers with shared browsing

Find out how to perform a remote live on-screen search with a customer. Performing a search in this manner also enables you to train your customers and to convey the importance of working with patent information.
Heiko Grund, PATLIB centre Darmstadt

ip4inno - free training material for PATLIB centres

The ip4inno project has over 50 teaching hours on applied IP strategy for businesses and SMEs. Many of the materials on topics such as IP licensing, valuation and financing are new or updated in recent months. Learn about the latest additions, adaptations and future developments helping you train others to become better IP advisors.
Jeremy Philpott, European Patent Office
10.30 - 11.00 hrsVisit of the EPO

Consult the "Site visit programme". For security reasons, only pre-registered delegates will be able to visit the EPO.
11.00 - 11.30 hrs
Coffee break
11.30 - 13.00 hrs
Learning session "Patent procedure"
Moderator: Kristiina Grönlund, Finnish Patent Office

Why is it important to understand how EPO examiners classify?
Find out why it is important to understand how examiners classify patent applications, and what their methodology and thinking process are. The better you understand how they classify, the better you will be able to search.
André Mucs, European Patent Office

The publication of European patent documents

Patent applications, granted patents, bibliographic data, search reports: this presentation will review the various patent documents that exist, how they can be used and, most importantly, when and where they are published.
Daniel Shalloe and Ignacio Muñoz-Ozores, European Patent Office

The data and data coverage in the EPO's collections

Understand the data that you search and learn about existing gaps when using Espacenet and other EPO products
Fenny Versloot-Spoelstra, European Patent Office
13.00 - 14.00 hrs
14.00 - 15.30 hrs
Visit of the EPO
Consult the "Site visit programme". For security reasons, only pre-registered delegates will be able to visit the EPO.
15.30 - 17.00 hrs

Coffee break


PATLIB Pilots poster session
PATLIB centres participating in the pilot project will present what they have achieved so far and what the project means for their centre and their national network.
End of day two.

Day three - Wednesday, 25 May 2011

09.00-10.30 hrs
Moderator: Richard Flammer, European Patent Office

Presentation from the rapporteurs on "Patent procedure", "Tools" and "IP matters"

PATLIB2011 - a step in the right direction?
PATLIB2011 is organised by the EPO in co-operation with a programme committee. A committee member will give an independent opinion on the events' objectives and results, and highlight how PATLIB centres can best take advantage of the information and ideas received.
Maria Lampert, The British Library
10.30 - 11.00 hrs
Coffee break
11.00 - 11.30 hrs

Next steps for the PATLIB pilots and impact on the whole PATLIB network
Heidrun Krestel, European Patent Office

Announcement PATLIB2012

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