Climate change and energy shortages are amongst the greatest challenges facing us today. Pat... [+]
Climate change and energy shortages are amongst the greatest challenges facing us today. Patents support innovation, none more so than the vital clean energy technologies which are essential to secure our planet's future.
The patent, energy and climate change experts at this conference will demonstrate the role the patent system has in fostering clean energy technologies. Various conference sessions will explore how patents can provide incentives for developing new energy resources, as well as how patent information can support the energy business.
This two day seminar is a joint event between The Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) and European Patent Academy.
Staff of the national offices of the EPO member states
Session I: Presentation of the joint study on patents and CET (EPO, UNEP, ICSTD) and its key findings
Rationale and objectives of the joint study on patents and CET
Sources and concepts of data retrieval
Markets and business strategies
Drivers of CET innovation and global diffusion - the role and potential of the patent system
Session II: The perspective of industry
Stage of development and challenges in the fields of CET
Reports from industries in different fields of CET
Patent management in collaboration and licensing (use and experiences from different CET-industries, large companies & SMEs)
Session III: The EPO's new classification system for CET patents - access key to technology and commercial information
The new classification structure, status and future development
How to use the new system - interactive presentations
Analysing CET, developments and trends
Retrieving CET - commercial information
CET in the Northern European countries
Conclusions, required actions
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