Trade fairs and congresses 2011

Calendar of exhibitions and fairs in which the EPO will participate in 2011.

Dates Location Event
Amsterdam-Nordwijkerhout, NL

IP Service World 2011

For the second time IP Service world is taking place and it is the first time that the EPO will be present at this event.

Our colleagues will not only show you our free search tools on stand number 24 but you will also have the opportunity to try out the EPO's Online Filing software during a two-hour workshop on Monday, 28 November from 15.15 - 17.15 hrs.


Past events of 2011

Dates Location Event
27/28 Paris, FR International year of chemistry 2011
16-18 Tokyo, JP nano tech 2011
6-9 Seville, SP IPI-ConfEx
28.3 to 1.4 Hyderabad, India


Patents for software?

The www2011 conference is your opportunity to discuss patent issues with experts of the European Patent Office and the Indian IP Office.

Come to our stand at the WWW2011 exhibition and to our presentation "Patents for software?" in the Industry Track on Wednesday 30 March, from 4.30 to 4.50 hrs, Room MR G-03 & G-04

European Patent Office / Indian Intellectual Property Office
Stand 16
WWW2011 exhibition, Hyderabad Convention & Exhibition Centre

2-5 San Jose CA, USA

ESC Silicon Valley

Meet our experts at ESC 2011 on stand 2138.

Protecting your intellectual property in the right way can be key to your success, especially in the computer software field. If you want to know more about patenting your innovation - or about keeping track of other people's innovation - come and talk to the European Patent Office's experts.

Not to be missed!

Our presentation at the ESC Theater!
Venue: San José Exhibition Hall
Date: 3 May 2011
Time: 4.30pm to 5.15pm

The EPO will be also giving daily presentations on the stand.

Any question for our experts? Unable to make it to ESC 2011? Simply e-mail your question to

21-26 Cincinnati OH, USA


An event for patent information professionals, who will be looking forward to hearing from the EPO and USPTO how best to select and combine classification schemes for effective searches .

Do not miss our

"Understanding the world's major patent classification schemes"

Venue: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

Plenary room

Date: Tuesday 24 May 2011

Time: 3.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Meet our experts at PIUG 2011 on the EPO stand for more demonstrations.

9/10 Ilmenau, DE


Die PATINFO ist die größte Konferenz und Messe über Patentinformation und gewerblichen Rechtsschutz in Deutschland. Sie findet bereits zum 33. mal in der Festhalle in Ilmenau statt. Dieses Jahr referieren renommierte Experten zum Thema „Grenzen des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes".

Das Europäische Patentamt ist diesmal nicht nur mit einem Messestand, sondern auch mit zahlreichen Präsentationen und Workshops vertreten:

Donnerstag, 9 Juni

13.00 Uhr (Festhalle)

Aktuelle Entwicklungen: maschinelle Übersetzung und Patentinformation

Richard Flammer, Hauptdirektor Patentinformation des Europäischen Patentamtes, Wien

Freitag, 10. Juni

8.30 - 9.45 Uhr (im Hotel Tanne)

Workshop Patentstatistik und Visualisierung mit den Patentinformationsdiensten des EPA für Experten

Johannes Schaaf, Europäisches Patentamt, Wien

10.20 Uhr (Festhalle)

Patentinformation aus den ASEAN Staaten

Irene Schellner, Europäisches Patentamt, Wien

10.15 - 11.30 Uhr (Festhalle)

Workshop gemeinsam mit dem österreichischen Patentamt Espacenet in der Praxis: Tipps & Tricks

Heiko Wongel, Direktor Patentinformation, Europäisches Patentamt, Wien

27-30 Washington DC, USA

Bio International Convention

Looking for answers to your questions on any aspect of patents and searching patent data.

Come and meet experts from the European Patent Office (EPO) at BIO 2011 in Washington at booth 3059.

Don't miss our presentation
"European patent and unitary EU patent: the changes ahead"

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington D.C., 20001
Room: 151 A

Presentation (PDF, 453 kb)

12-16 Berlin, DE

25th IFIP TC7 Conference on System Modelling and Optimization

  • Patents for computer models?
  • How does society benefit?
  • Patents vs open source, complementary or conflicting?
  • How do I find out what other people have patented?

Want to know more? Meet the EPO experts on their stand at the IFIP Conference on System Modelling.

Not to be missed: the special session on software patents on Monday, 12 September at 18.30 hrs
Venue: TU Berlin - Institute of Mathematics

Sanremo, IT


Come and visit our stand at IPWare Summit 2011. It's the opportunity for IP professionals to learn more about:

Also don't miss our presentation:

"Managing your patent portfolio and monitoring patent trends using the EPO's tools"

Venue: Royal Hotel Sanremo, Italy

Conference Room

Date: Friday, 7 October 2011

Time: 10.00 am to 10.30 am

Frankfurt, DE

Frankfurter Buchmesse

For the first time, the EPO will be exhibiting at the Frankfurt Bookfair. To find out why, and learn all about our patent databases, come to our stand G437 in Hall 4.2.

And also visit our stand N910 in Hall 8 for information on our publishing activities as an international organisation.

31.10 to 2.11
Düsseldorf, DE

Bio Europe Autumn

Interested in getting information and advice from the European Patent Office? Then come and visit our experts on Stand 73 at Bio-Europe Autumn 2011

The workshop "IP and dealmaking dynamics" will discuss recent developments in IP law, with special reference to personalized medicine and biomarker-assisted methods of treatment.

Do not miss it on Monday, 31 October, from 09.00 to 10.30hrs, room 14 Congress Centre

Unable to make it to Bio-Europe Spring 2011? Simply e-mail your question to our Information Desk.

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