The EPO Patent Information Conference took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 10 to 12 November 2015. The event was organized by the European Patent Office (EPO) in co-operation with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO).
Organized annually in different member states of the European Patent Organization, the Conference serves as a platform for communication and exchange of experience in patent matters. The current edition of the event was focused on the quality of information and services in the field of patents.
Moldova was represented in the event by the Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) Octavian Apostol and Nicolae Dimov, coordinator specialist, Information Technology and e-Transformation Division of AGEPI.
Moldova’s participation in the Conference was an opportunity to promote the applicable patent validation system, since 1 November 2015, with the entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and the European Patent Organization on Validation of European Patents, signed in Munich, in October 2013.
Traditionally, in the Conference was organized an exhibition of information products and services in the field of patents. The event presented the latest information tools of the EPO, national intellectual property offices and specialized companies in providing information services in the field of patents, including databases, research and documentation tools, etc.
State Agency on Intellectual Property presented at the exhibition the application “Patent Landscape” - a patent management system, accessible on-line, which covers statistical and analytical data about national and foreign patents for invention protected in the Republic of Moldova.