Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe

October 9, 2014

Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius

Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe

October 9, 2014

Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius

Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe

October 9, 2014

Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius

Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe

October 9, 2014

Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius

Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe

October 9, 2014

Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius

Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe

October 9, 2014

Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius

Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe

October 9, 2014

Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius

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Conference

The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (SPB) in co-operation with the European Patent Office (EPO) marking 10th anniversary of Lithuania's accession to the European Patent Convention and 20 year anniversary of signing the first Co-operation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Patent Organization organize regional conference entitled “Redefining Landscape for Patent Protection in Europe” which will take place on 9 October, 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Regional conference aims to review and to evaluate current changes in patent protection within European patent system as well as to elaborate its impact and support opportunities for countries with validation agreements, taking into account progress achieved by national patent systems in the Baltic states.

The Conference will take place in Radisson Blu Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, Vilnius.

About Event

    The main focus of the conference will be to review and to evaluate current approaches and developments aimed at transforming patent protection framework in Europe.

    The conference will touch upon future European Patent Organization’s expansion plans and how to strengthen national patent systems in countries with validation agreements. The conference will have two keynote speeches mainly focusing on opportunities of European patent system and what impact it has for national patent offices. Besides exchanging of opinions and sharing of practices, the event aims to facilitate future cooperation opportunities, give an update on implementation of unitary patent system, discuss the progress of the use of machine translation in patent activities, compare and address the differences between the US and the European patent systems, analyze and tackle other important patenting issues from the perspective of patent professionals, national experts, and representatives of business.

Programme

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

20.00 - 21.30 hrs

Welcome reception
address:

 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

08.45 - 09.30 hrs

Registration

09.30 - 09.50 hrs

Welcome speeches  

Representative of Ministry of Economy of Lithuania or Ministry of Justice of Lithuania (tbc)

Director, The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania (SPB)

Representative, European Patent Office (EPO) (tbc)

09.50 - 10.20 hrs

Title 1 Speech on ongoing developments and upcoming changes in European patent system 

Benoît Battistelli, President, EPO (tbc)

10.20 - 10.50 hrs

Title 2 (1st Keynote speech) 

Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director, EPO or another representative from the EPO (tbc)

10.50 - 11.10 hrs

Title 3 
Representative of national patent office (tbc)

11.10 - 11.40 hrs

Coffee

11.40 - 12.40 hrs

Title 4  

Representative of national patent office (tbc)

 

Title 5  

Representative of national patent office or private sector (tbc)

 

Title 6
Representative with experience in US patent system, through EPO academy (tbc)

12.40 - 14.10 hrs

Lunch

14.10 - 14.40 hrs

Title 7 (2nd Keynote speech) 

Representative of Moroccan, Georgian, or Moldavian national patent office (tbc)

14.40 - 15.30 hrs

Panel discussion on progress and further expansion of European patent system  

Moderator – Lithuanian media journalist (tbc)

Participants - Žilvinas Danys, SPB or Arūnas Želvys, SPB

Representative of national patent office (tbc)

Representative of EPO (tbc)

Representative of Moroccan, Georgian or Moldavian national patent office (tbc)

Representative of academic society or private sector (tbc)

15.30 - 16.00 hrs

Coffee

16.00 - 16.20 hrs

Title 8

Expert level representative from private sector (tbc)

16.20 - 16.40 hrs

Title 9 

Expert level representative from EPO academy or private sector (tbc)

16.40 - 17.00 hrs

Closing remarks

19.00 - 22.00 hrs

Evening conference program

address:

 

Accommodation

Below are listed Hotels which are conveniently located around the Conference venue.
Regretfully, we cannot reimburse accommodation expenses.

 

Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel

The hotel’s location in Vilnius city centre places guests near City Hall Square and the historic sites of Old Town. Various architectural examples from the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance eras showcase the city’s nuanced past.

Web site address: http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-vilnius/
Special discount for this event: http://goo.gl/PWSnys

 

Grybas House Hotel

The hotel is tucked away in a quiet courtyard in Aušros Vartų street - the busiest cultural and shopping street of Vilnius. The Gates of Dawn, National Philharmonic, University, Town Hall, numerous art galleries, theatres, restaurants and boutique shops are within walking distance. In your free time there will be no shortage of activities for you and your family.

Web site address: http://www.grybashouse.com/

 

Art Hotel Moon garden

Charming, small and cosy Moon Garden Art Hotel stands in the heart of Vilnius. This genuine oasis of peace and tranquillity, combined with refined luxury, will enchant you with elegance and originality.

Web site address: http://www.moongardenhotel.com/

 

Narutis Hotel

The Narutis Hotel is a destination with many charms. This romantic travel destination offers a grand link to the past. An architectural monument dating from the Middle Ages, the Narutis Hotel showcases an acclaimed restaurant, an ornate inner courtyard, and refined guest rooms.

Web site address: http://www.narutis.com/

 

 

Map

Cultural Programme

About Lithuania

    Lithuania is a dynamic Northern European country strategically positioned between the EU markets of Western Europe
and the Scandinavian countries, as well as the Eastern markets of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

• Estimated population – 3 million
• Total area of 65 300 km2
• Largest of three Baltic states
• As part of the Baltic Sea region,
Lithuania falls between the East and
West both geographically and culturally
• Total GDP: €51.15 billion,
€17 221.46 per capita
• Litas, the national currency,
have been pegged to the
euro since 2002
• Lithuania is expected to join
the Eurozone in 2015
 • Peaceful restoration of independence
in 1990
• Member of the EU and NATO since 2004
• Member of the Schengen area since 2007
• Elected member of the United Nations
Security Council since 2014

 

Did you know?

 
Education

• Lithuanians are ranked as one of the best-educated in Europe, being the first by the percentage of graduates in the total population. Around 29% of the population aged 25-64 have graduated from a higher education institution.
• At present, there are 23 universities and 24 colleges in Lithuania.
• In Lithuania, half of the population speaks at least two foreign languages, which places Lithuanians among the top five EU countries with the highest numbers of people proficient in at least one foreign language.
• 92% of Lithuanians can converse in foreign languages, the EU average being 54%.

 

Business environment

• Considering benefits such as a flexible employment market, low hiring difficulty and a flexible wage rate regime, it is not surprising that Lithuania was ranked as 17th in the world by the Ease of Doing Business Index.
• The Lithuanian economy is gradually shifting towards a knowledge-based economy, especially in the fields of biotechnology, mechatronics and information technology. • Special incentives and a favourable tax environment are available for businesses willing to invest in hightechnology sectors and high value-added products.

 

Science

• With 10 science and technology parks, 8,000 research and development researchers and scientists in various fields, and with 400 life science graduates each year, Lithuania has succeeded at developing 5 research and development valleys specializing in lasers, nanotechnologies, semiconductor physics, electronics, biotechnology, engineering and agriculture.
• Products of Lithuanian origin make up nearly 10% of the global market of lasers used for scientific research.
• Lithuania is notable for its electronic, computer and optical products.

 

More information about  Vilnius : http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/tourism/about-vilnius/