Milano, Italy, 9-11 September 2018

Preliminary Programme now available on the CEPIUG website!

Dear Colleagues,

get a look at the programme on the CEPIUG website, avail of the useful information provided and plan your trip to Milano asap to join the European User Groups in this special event!

Registration is already open for CEPIUG User Groups members only, for anyone else from June 15th at the link: CEPIUG 10th YAC Registration Form.

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Conference Sessions (organised by the CEPIUG User Groups)

Workshops 1-3 - Availability and Reliability of Patent Data

1a. Providers panel, open discussion with public (SIPIG)

1b. Users & Providers joint case studies - Chemistry/Biotech (BPIP)

1c. Users & Providers joint case studies - Engineering (BEPIUG)

2. Users Groups, Patent Offices & Patent Information Quality (CEPIUG)

3a. QPIP Certification: let's start! (ISBQPIP)

3b. Training & Education: is it time to have a full path to the pros? (CEPIUG)

4. Patent Information Organisation & Beyond (CFIB)

5. Patent Information Old & New Issues (WON)

6. Patent Information World Updates & Unmissable Final Remarks (AIDB)

Workshops 4-5 - Not just patents, for a broader approach to information


Exposition of commercial providers (Aulive, BizInt, CAS, Clarivate Analytics, CPAGlobal, Darts-ip, FIZ Karlsruhe/STN, Gridlogics, LighthouseIP, Minesoft, PatentSight, Questel,...) and institutional providers (European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization,...)

Poster session (European User Groups, World Patent Information,...)

Anniversary Party in the city center

Patent Olympiad - info at

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The CEPIUG 10th YAC is a no-profit, sponsor-free event, completely organised by patent information professionals volunteers, members of the European User Groups, for patent information professionals, in collaboration with the prestigious Politecnico di Milano. Your chance to learn & discuss the current state and future of our profession in Europe.

A three days full programme including 6 main sessions, more than 40 speakers involved in presentations and panels, a fascinating story of the profession, an exposition of professional tools, a unique networking opportunity, an exciting search trial, a celebration party in the wonderful city center, and much more!

The CEPIUG 10th Year Anniversary Conference Organising Committee

For info: - Email to:

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  1. Congratulations on this accomplishment! Sounds like it will be an excellent event.

  2. The Patent Olympiad will take place at the beginning of this event and the winners will be announced and presented with their prizes during the Gala dinner at the end of the conference.  A great way to attend two events in one