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Wednesday, March 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
EPO Technical Session - Patent Information to Support Research FULL

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Two experienced technology transfer managers will share their insights into the challenges when bringing brilliant science to market. How can the differing expectations of academics and industry partners be reconciled? How can the urge to publish be aligned with the secrecy requirements for patenting? How can both sides negotiate a win-win solution? Come and listen to some fascinating case studies and learn the secrets of success!

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Heiko Wongel

Director Patent Information Services, EPO Vienna
Heiko Wongel is Director of Patent Information Promotion at the European Patent Office in Vienna. The task of his team is to enable the understanding and the effective use of patent information by informing and supporting users of the EPO's patent information products and services. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He joined the EPO (The Hague) in 1990 as a patent examiner in the field of electro-optics. From... Read More →

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Nigel Clarke

Patent Information specialist
Dr Nigel Clarke specialised in physical chemistry, (with mathematics and physics) His PhD was in neutron science. He  started work in the UK Scientific Civil Service and researched novel laser-based analytical techniques. He joined the European Patent Office as patent examiner and was subsequently; IT project manager, international cooperation project manager, and market researcher. He is currently head of unit and responsible for the... Read More →
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Johannes Schaaf

Patent Information specialist
Johannes Schaaf studied physics in Kiel (D) and Bologna (IT) and graduated as master in physics in 1995. In 2005 he received an MBA from the Henley Management College (UK). He developed optical scanners and acoustic process control systems in the Corporate Technology of the Siemens company. He was a consultant in the area of product definition and led the Community of Practice Innovation Management. Johannes Schaaf worked at the German Patent and... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
European Parliament A5G1