Discussion with patent examiners from the European Patent Office with focus on biotechnology

Place: Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists office, A.Vienuolio 8, Vilnius
Time: 16 Jun 2015 09:00 - 13:00
Working language: English

SORAINEN, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists is proud to invite you to a discussion with EPO patent examiners on 16 June in Vilnius.

Every year the EPO organises visits by its patent examiners to industry and patent law firms working in particular technical areas in EPO member states in order to maintain contacts with inventors and patent lawyers. This year the visit will be to the Baltic States and will focus on the area of biotechnology. SORAINEN is happy to be a coordinating partner for this visit.

The meeting will facilitate communication on a personal level and is considered beneficial for discussing approaches by the EPO in specific technical areas.

Key topics:

  • introduction of the EPO
  • recent changes/developments in search and examination procedures
  • DNA based analysis, diagnostics, personalised medicine
  • patenting of biotechnological inventions

Sharing their insights will be the following EPO Biotechnology Cluster representatives:

  • Dr. Ulrich Thiele, Director of Directorate 1404
  • Dr. Jakub Celler, Patent Examiner
  • Dr. Henrik Knudsen, Patent Examiner
  • Dr. Berthold Rutz, Patent Examiner

We aim to provide a platform for active discussion and for you to share your experience, doubts and questions. If you have specific questions to discuss, please send them by e-mail to indre.telksnyte@sorainen.com by Wednesday, 1 June.

The discussion will take place at the office of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (A.Vienuolio 8, Vilnius) on Tuesday, 16 June 2015, from 9:00 to approx. 13:00.

Please register for the seminar by 15 June by emailing indre.telksnyte@sorainen.com or by phoning +370 52 685 040. When registering, please provide your full name, company and position.

The event is free of charge. Seating is limited, so we invite one representative from each company.

The working language of the event will be English.

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