Programme

Monday, 6 May 2019
At-the-desk sessions

13.45 - 17.00

Individual at-the-desk sessions with an EPO examiner for registered participants

17.15 - 20.00 

Networking event for at-the-desk sessions' participants and trainers

Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Moderator: Emmeline Marttin, examiner, chair of the Search Matters Organising Committee, EPO

08.30   

Welcome coffee

09.15

Opening speech

Stephen Rowan, Vice-President Directorate-General Patent Granting Process, EPO

09.30

Lecture (plenary): 

AI and the search for patent quality: How AI will change patent search and why that is important

Samuel Davis, CEO/Founder, amplified.ai

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

Panel discussion:

The future directions of search and searchers in an artificial intelligence era

Moderator: Gareth Lord, Director Mobility and Mechatronics, EPO

Panellists:

  • Francesco Zaccà, Principal Director Operations, Information and Communication Technology, EPO
  • Alexander Klenner-Bajaja, Data Scientist, Knowledge and Search Services, EPO
  • Geert Boedt, Business Analyst, Patent Information, EPO 
  • Samuel Davis, CEO/Founder, amplified.ai

18.30

Networking event

22.00
End of day 1
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Moderator:  Emmeline Marttin, examiner, chair of the Search Matters Organising Committee, EPO

08.15     

Light breakfast buffet

08.45

09.30

Lecture (plenary):
New Espacenet

Johannes Schaaf, Product marketing specialist, Patent Information, EPO

09.30

Information Session (plenary):

Latest developments in CPC
Pierre Held, administrator Classification and Documentation, EPO

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):

Patent Landscaping methodology: A case study on blockchain inventions

Geert Boedt, Business Analyst, Patent Information, EPO

16.45

Closing remarks

Emmeline Marttin, examiner, chair of the Search Matters Organising Committee, EPO

17.00

End of event 

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