The European Patent Office (EPO), in cooperation with the Estonian Patent Office, is organizing, on May 11-12, 2023, in hybrid format, the Patent Information Conference “PATLIB 2023”.
The first day of the event is open to the public. SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors, inventors, intellectual property service providers, business consultants, universities and technology transfer professionals can join the event. We note that in 2022, approximately 1300 registered participants from 83 countries were able to attend the Conference.
The event program begins with an inspirational speech on “Artificial Intelligence, the Metaverse and Intellectual Property - New Rules in a Rapidly Changing World”, followed by a plenary debate on this interesting but controversial topic.
The next part of the program concerns the importance of managing intellectual assets for the exploitation of knowledge: the European Commission will present the recently published Code of Practice in this field.
Other sessions include cooperation initiatives with partners such as the World Intellectual Property Organization and AfrIPI, as well as Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) and certified licensing professional (CLP).
The day will end with the presentation of an example of innovation and technology winning the European Inventor Award.
Members of the PATLIB network will be able to attend the conference on both Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May.
The full program of the event can be found at: https://www.epo.org/news-events/events/conferences/patlib2023/programme.....
Registration is free and can be done via the following link: https://www.epo.org/news-events/events/conferences/patlib2023.html.
We note that there are currently more than 300 patent information centers spread regionally within the EPO Member States. PATLIB centers provide access to information related to patents and related matters. The employees of the centers are familiar with industrial and economic activity and offer services to entrepreneurs, SMEs, individual inventors, and also to students. PATLIB Centers can also provide practical assistance on other intellectual property rights.