Search Matters 2018


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Monday, 23.04.2018 to Wednesday, 25.04.2018
The Hague, Netherlands
European Patent Office

Search Matters is an annual event organised by the European Patent Office (EPO) that not only showcases the EPO's patent search strategies and techniques, but also offers an unrivalled look behind the scenes at the EPO.

In a series of workshops, dedicated primarily to patent search professionals, EPO examiners will provide useful information about, for example:

  • search strategies
  • CPC
  • Asian prior art
  • free search tools such as Espacenet
  • complexity of searching in chemical or biotechnological fields.


You can find a detailed programme of the event here.

Click here to find out more about registration fees and deadlines.