Blog from January, 2020

How to search efficiently in the growing amount of patent data from Asia and beyond? How to keep track of changes in worldwide IP legislation? Visit the EPO’s annual “East meets West” forum! During our two-day conference, we will address these and other issues in an informal atmosphere together with users and patent office delegates from all over the world. Use this opportunity to get an update on topics like:

  • Asian IP in practice
  • Asian file wrappers
  • Myanmar – a first glimpse at the new IP system

Learn from the experts in the plenary and smaller workshops and share experiences with delegates from patent offices, agencies, academia and industry. Get an update on new trends on the patent information market during a poster session and exhibitor presentations. There will be plenty of room for one-on-one discussions and networking.

Have a look at previous events in the archive and check out the programme at Contact for any further information. Registration is now open (deadline: 23 March 2020).

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

The EPO’s Asian Patent Information Services

Hi everyone,

STN is running the following e-Seminar in January 2020 –

Title: Get the Best Out Of Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) on STNext®

Abstract: In the upcoming e-Seminar we will address important key aspects and characteristics of DWPIM on STNext, including matching, bond values and XX in rings. Recent developments, best practice and potential pitfalls will be also discussed. This session targets experienced Markush searchers already using DWPIM or starting to use it.

Date: January 30, 2020

3:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

2:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

8:00 am Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

7:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

Date: January 31, 2020

8:00 pm Europe Standard Time (Berlin, GMT+02.00)

7:00 pm GMT Standard Time (London, GMT+01:00)

2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

1:00 pm Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

11:00 am Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

11:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

To register for these events, please visit –

Best regards,


Jim Brown

FIZ Karlsruhe, Inc.