Tuesday, 13.10.2020 - Thursday, 15.10.2020
The Hague, Netherlands
European Patent Office (EPO)

The Search Matters conference 2020 aims to deliver workshops and lectures with a special focus on disruptive technologies such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence (AI).

Further topics dealt with by the workshops on offer are:

  • Tools such as machine translations, PATENTSCOPE as well as non-patent literature
  • Asian patent literature 
  • Aspects of search at the opposition stage
  • Exploration of the search process itself, e.g. finding related patents, forward searching
  • Searching in chemistry: Markush formulae and compositions

Additionally, there will be “at-the-desk” sessions in which a limited number of pre-registered participants will have the opportunity to talk to examiners individually and gather first-hand information about their search strategies in specific technical areas.


European Patent Office
Patentlaan 2
2288 EE Rijswijk
The Netherlands

Who should attend?

Patent search professionals from business, academia and IP firms

Please register online until 30 June 2020.