EPO Patent Information Conference – Bucharest – 29-31 October 2019

EPO Patent Information Conference 2019

EPO Patent Information Conference – Bucharest – 29-31 October 2019

  • Date: 29 – 31 October 2019
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Title: EPO Patent Information Conference

The European Patent Office (EPO) Patent Information Conference will take place this year at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Romania, October 29 – 31, and is being organised in co-operation with the Romanian Patent Office (OSIM). Iconic looks forward to once again attending this, one of the leading patent information events in Europe. As supporters of innovation, competitiveness and economic growth all across Europe, the EPO has been hosting this event annually since 1991. Attendees include the key players in European patent information: patent searchers from industry and private practice, experts from patent offices, and providers of commercial patent information services.

The format of the event includes presentations as well as “Discussion rounds”, which are an integral part of this conference. Some of the topics being covered are: What is the potential for offering chemical structure searching in the EPO’s online search tools? Will classification maintain its value as the impact of AI on patent searching increases? Now that New Espacenet is available, what gaps remain? (Espacenet offers free access to information about inventions and technical developments from 1782 to today, with more than 110 million patent documents from around the world.)

Given Iconic’s history, patents and intellectual property was where Iconic had its original beginnings, it is no surprise that Iconic’s CEO, Dr. John Tinsley, will be attending this event. In fact, our first ever bespoke MT engine was deployed in production in 2010 for English-Portuguese at the European Patent Office, incorporated into their Espacenet search tool! This evolved into our flagship IPTranslator product which has been used in various forms by patent professionals ever since. The IPTranslator delivers high-quality Machine Translation adapted specifically for this domain based on scientific expertise and deep domain knowledge.

If you’d like to learn more about the IPTranslator, or about the immense impact Neural MT has had in the translation field, click here to get in touch.

We look forward to seeing you in Bucharest!


About EPO Patent Information Conference

The EPO Patent Information Conference is a unique event hosted each year by a member state of the European Patent Office. The programme will include a broad range of break-out sessions, training courses and discussion rounds. The exhibition is the leading one of its kind, where all the major patent information providers will be showcasing their latest products and services.