EPO Patent Information Conference 2018

EPO Patent Information Conference 2018


More than 400 patent professionals from 40 countries gathered at the EPO’s 28th annual Patent Information Conference in Brussels to discuss the latest tools and trends in searching and using information found in patents. The event was opened by EPO President António Campinos, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs Kris Peeters, and Belgian Director General DG for Economic Regulation Séverine Waterbley. In his welcome address, Deputy Prime Minister Peeters set the tone for the four-day conference. EPO President Campinos underlined the Office’s commitment to supporting the economy and users by providing the highest quality patent information.

Source: EPO

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