OJ EPO 2020, A8 - Training event for patent search professionals : Search Matters 2020

The 2020 edition of the EPO's Search Matters event will be held in The Hague from 11 to 13 May 2020. It will provide patent search professionals with a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the EPO's search strategies and techniques and to learn more about industry-specific searches.

At a total of 27 workshops run by highly experienced patent examiners, participants will be able to take a closer look at a wide range of topics, such as:

− searching most effectively in the fields of additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence and disruptive technologies in general

− efficiently searching Asian prior art

− making full use of the new Espacenet

− mastering the complexity of searching in ICT and chemistry

The programme also includes plenary lectures and a panel discussion on the challenges that disruptive technologies pose to patent information searchers.

In addition, the much-sought-after "at-the-desk" sessions, to be held on the afternoon of 11 May, before the main event officially starts, will give participants a chance to talk to EPO examiners about approaches to searching in specific technical areas which they can select when registering.

More information and registration: epo.org/search-matters.