- Technology Watch
Search Matters is an annual event that not only showcases the EPO's patent search strategies and techniques, but also offers an unrivalled look behind the scenes at the Office.
According to participants - many of whom are repeat attendees - it is more a "must-have" than a "nice-to-have".
In 2018, Search Matters will be held in The Hague. In a series of workshops, EPO examiners will provide useful information about, for example:
- search strategies
- Asian prior art
- free search tools such as Espacenet
- complexity of searching in chemical or biotechnological fields.
More information: Search Matters