How to search efficiently in Asian prior art? How to monitor recent developments in patent information from China, Japan, Korea and emerging markets? How to decipher patent documents in non-Western languages?

The European Patent Office will again host its annual forum on Asian patent information where such issues will be addressed in an informal atmosphere together with experts and users.

During the two-day event, participants will get an update on hot topics such as

  • Artificial Intelligence – Role and impact on Asian patent information searching
  • Crowd searching – experiences, advantages and risks?
  • IP in the context of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative

Various interactive sessions offer the possibility to share experiences with representatives from industry and academia, information professionals and searchers, patent attorneys and data providers from all over the world. There will be plenty of opportunity for one-on-one discussions and networking with experts from patent offices from Asia and beyond.

Commercial providers will give an update on new trends on the Asian patent information market during a poster exhibition and selected product presentations. As usual, optional seminars will be offered in the run-up to the forum on Thursday morning.

Have a look at the programme at or contact for further information. We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!


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