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Tuesday, March 5 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
EPO Drop-in Session: Patent Information FULL

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With over 80 million documents, all sorted and classified according to technology type, the free databases of the EPO make it easy to find a wealth of relevant scientific and technical information. Most of the documents describe technical solutions which are free to use, because the patents are not in force! And thanks to Patent Translate, documents in over a dozen languages can now be understood instantly. Did you know that patent information can support more than just your research? The databases can lead you to previously unknown suppliers, partners or rivals too, providing a more complete view of the market.

During this session experts from the EPO will introduce the databases and their search functions, explaining tricks and tips for extracting the answers you need in developing your technology.






Moderators
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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 service... Read More →

Speakers
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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 an... Read More →


Tuesday March 5, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
European Parliament EPO Exhibition Space, 3rd floor, Altiero Spinelli