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 expansion of European patent validation territory. 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 will encourage future cooperation possibilities, give an update on recent changes and novelties in unitary patent system and its linkage to the EPC, discuss the progress on the use of machine translation in patent activities, 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

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

 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

08.45 - 09.30 hrs

Registration

09.30 - 09.50 hrs

Welcome speeches

Representative of Ministry of Justice of Lithuania (tbc)

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

09.50 - 10.20 hrs

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

EPO VP5 (tbc)

10.20 - 10.50 hrs

Title 2 (1st Keynote speech)

Heli Pihlajamaa. Director Patent Law, EPO

“Theperspective of the unitary patent system for the European patent system and it relation to the EPC”

10.50 - 11.10 hrs

Title 3
Representative of the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania or Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania (tbc)

11.10 - 11.40 hrs

Coffee

11.40 - 13.00 hrs

Title 4 “Unified patent Court and political agreement on regional division”

Claes Almberg, Ministry of Justice, Sweden

 

Title 5 “IP awareness and PPO's activities in unitary patent system” 

Dr Piotr Zakrzewski, Chief Specialist in the Promotion and Innovation Support Department, Patent Office of Poland

 

Title 6 “European patent system industry dimension ”
Ton Tangena, President epi (tbc)

 

Title 7 (2nd Keynote speech)

Ala Gusan, Director of the Invention Department, the State Agency on intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI)
13.00 - 14.30 hrs

Lunch

14.30 - 15.10 hrs

Panel discussion on changing role of EPC in the European patent system

Moderator – (tbc)

Participants - SPB, Lithuania

Claes Almberg, Ministry of Justice, Sweden

Representative of the EPO (tbc)

Representative of private sector (tbc)

15.10 - 15.40 hrs

Coffee

15.40 - 16.10 hrs

Title 8

USA representative (tbc)

16.10 - 16.30 hrs

Title 9

Expert level representative from private sector, Lithuania (tbc)

16.30 - 17.00 hrs

Closing remarks

19.00 - 22.00 hrs

Evening programme

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

 

Tbc – To be confirmed

 

Download the programme

 

Accommodation

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

Cultural Programme

After the conference we would like to invite our guests to return for dinner and informal conversation. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the only artistic-musical project in the Baltic states – Sand Jazz. Enhanced by live musical improvisation, remarkable sand drawings will be conjured up before audience members' eyes. The sand drawings are unique to the moment and create a special and mesmerising atmosphere. The Sand Jazz performance will be accompanied by Vytautas Labutis, who infuses his work with his experience of jazz as well as classical, experimental and alternative music – without a doubt one of his most individual traits. A multi-instrumentalist and improviser at heart, Labutis creates music on stage in the here and now. 

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/