10 Years of the PATLIB Network in the Slovak Republic
The Industrial Property Office of SR organised the seminar on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the PATLIB Centres in the Slovak Republic on December 5, 2013. The co-ordinator of the co-operation of the European Patent Office (EPO) with selected member countries of the European Patent Organisation (CZ, DE, HU, PL and SK) Heidrun Krestel also accepted the invitation.
Activities, products and services of PATLIB Centres, including the PATLIB Centre in the IPO SR, and projects of co-operation of the Office and European and international institutions were presented to the seminar participants, employees of Patent Information Centres, Contact and Information Points of the IPO SR and Information and Advisory Points of the IPO SR.
H. Krestel informed about the activities of the EPO to support the PATLIB Centres, about the current trends in providing the patent information and moving these centres forward.
Also possibilities to enhance the co-operation with the Office partners, which are, except PATLIB Centres, Contact and Information Points of the Office and Information and Advisory Points for Innovation of the Office (innoinfo) were also discussed.