Search Matters Seminar 2013
This year saw the 25th staging in The Hague of the Search Matters seminar, the platform for presenting the EPO's patent search strategies and techniques. In keeping with the established tradition, the seminar offered an unrivalled look behind the scenes at the EPO. For a full afternoon, participants were given the opportunity to meet over 40 EPO examiners from various technical fields to find out how they go about searching in the participants' specific technical areas. The jubilee programme focused on search practice in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, industrial, pure and applied chemistry, computers and green technology.