Search Matters 2014

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Start: 03.04.2014
End: 04.04.2014


Den Haag, Netherlands

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How EPO examiners go about their searches – on functional features, for example – how they handle Asian patent documents, use the internet, or decide when to stop searching – find out all that and more at the EPO's traditional annual Search Matters event.

The 2014 event will be held in April, when about 40 EPO examiners from a wide range of technical fields will be describing their search strategies and techniques at 26 workshops held over two days. One half-day is available for participants to put questions – including queries about searches in specific technical areas – directly to individual examiners, one on one.

Plenary presentations on searching, classification and documentation issues will round off the workshops.

Staff from national patent offices are respectfully directed to alternative advanced EPO training programmes on patent information.

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EPO Tower and Hinge buildings

Patentlaan 2

2288 EE Rijswijk

The Netherlands


European Patent Academy
European Patent Office
Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1 (formerly Erhardtstr. 27)
80469 Munich
Fax +49-89-2399 5454

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