The general aim of these study visits is to raise and increase awareness of the European patent system in particular among European universities’ students in all fields.
They provide hands-on experience of the EPO and offer insight into the work of EPO experts, patent examiners and lawyers.
This study visit will focus on patent information. Besides providing the participants with an overview of the EPO, the European patent system and the work of an EPO examiner, it will guide them through the many aspects that make patent searching essential not only for patent examiners but also for researchers and business in general. It will also help them understand the challenges faced, when entering the world of patent information and how to effectively overcome them.
The lectures will be at a basic level.