The European Patent Office epoline® Annual Conference 2005 “The Future of IP Infrastructure in Europe”
Around 400 patent professionals from all over
One of the keynote presentations ?
The participants will also see various examples of the epoline? products and services presented from the user’s perspective. For example, Eli Lilly and Company representatives will show how Eli Lilly?s European patent department has integrated the services provided by the EPO via epoline? into its everyday processes and practices. Hewlett-Packard will present an examination of the use of electronic applications in an intellectual property infrastructure, with the focus on the benefits and drawbacks for a "paperless" IP department, and HP?s experience in using and integrating epoline? applications in different countries.
The conference will consist of three parallel sessions: presentations, the hands-on workshops on epoline? and esp@cenet? to try out the European Patent Office’s online products and services for themselves, as well as seminars on the patent granting procedure. All run separately in English, French and German by experienced EPO specialists.
Delegates will be able to choose the workshops, seminars, and discussion groups dealing with a wide spectrum of innovation issues in information technology.
The conference will be of particular interest to patent applicants, attorneys, their administrative staff and others involved in the protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
The press conference will be formally opened at 12.30 by Mr. Alain Pompidou, President of the European Patent Office.
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Venue: Athenaeum InterContinental
; 117 45
Registration for journalists: http://www.isc-europe.com/workshop_03.php
Rue Wiertz, 50/28
B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 (0)2 401 61 47
Fax: +32 (0)2 401 68 68
Mr. Tim Sebastian, Journalist, BBC
Mr. Dimitris Sioufas, Greek minister of development
Mr. Alain Pompidou, President of the European Patent Office
Mr. Athanassios Kaissis, President Administrative Council of the Greek Industrial Property Organisation
Mr. John Bambridge, Director of epoline?, European Patent Office
Mr. Bo-G?ran Wallin, European patent attorney,
Mr. Albert Wiedemann, European patent attorney, Siemens AG
Mr. David Rickard, European patent and trade mark attorney, iPulse
Mr. Carl Bildt, Former Swedish prime minister
Mr. Ioannis A. Tsoukalas, Professor,
Mr. Ivan Burnside, European patent counsel, Eli Lilly and Company
Mrs. Georgina Howard, Patent administrator, Eli Lilly and Company
Mrs. Shirin Elahi, Project leader, EPO Scenarios for the Future project
Mr. Alessandro Orsi, Senior counsel, IP, Hewlett-Packard
Mr. Ignatius K. Leong, EMEA supervisor, IP, Hewlett-Packard
Mr. Charilaos Katsichtis, Sale Manager, ARGO S.A.
Mr. Manuel Desantes, Vice-President, European Patent Office
EPO: The European Patent Office grants European patents for the contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC), which was signed in
epoline?: is the brand name given to a number of electronic products and services developed by the EPO for the users of the European patent system. These products and services provide a secure, integrated environment for electronic communication between the EPO, applicants, their representatives and the national patent
EPO Member States: The following states are currently members of the European Patent Organisation: Austria; Belgium; Republic of Bulgaria; Switzerland; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Germany; Greece (Hellenic Republic); Denmark; Republic of Estonia; Spain; Finland; France; United Kingdom; Hungary; Ireland; Iceland; Italy; Liechtenstein; Lithuania, Luxembourg; Monaco; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Romania; Sweden; Slovenia; Slovak Republic and Turkey.