Seminar on Patenting Procedures Relating to Cryptography and its Applications

Roundtable for Finnish industry, academia and patent attorneys, Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and European Patent Office (EPO)

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) organizes in collaboration with the European Patent Office (EPO) a seminar on patenting procedures relating to cryptography and its applications (private key – public key systems, block-chain, decentralised services).

The seminar is a discussion platform for Finnish industry, academia and patent attorneys to exchange views and experiences on patenting practices and procedures with PRH and the EPO.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 8:45 - 13:30. It is free of charge and will be conducted in English. We would also like to welcome you to the networking lunch after the event.

Please note our new address: Sörnäisten rantatie 13 B (Hakaniemi), Helsinki

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Keskiviikko 30.5.2018 klo 8:45 - 13:30

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Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), Sörnäisten rantatie 13 B (Hakaniemi), Helsinki

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Preliminary Programme

The event is moderated by Jorma Hanski, Director, Patents and Trademarks, PRH; and Jorma Lehtonen, Head of Customer Relations, PRH

8.45 Registration

9.15 Welcome address

Jorma Hanski, Director, Patents and Trademarks, PRH
Antoine Réty, Programme area manager, European Patent Academy, EPO

9.30 Inventions in the field of applied cryptography: how to retrieve data and find prior art
- Classification and accessibility of data
- Patent and non-patent literature
- Filing figures and their evolution over time
- EPO and PRH search practice in the field

Léna Kufer, Patent examiner, EPO
Antti Salmela, Principal patent examiner, PRH

10.15 Coffee break

10.45 Examination practice at the EPO and at PRH in the field of applied cryptography

- Block-chain: definition and applications

Olivier Billet, Patent examiner, EPO
Mika Inki, Principal patent examiner, PRH

12.15 Experience of a Finnish inventor in the field of applied cryptography
Kaisa Nyberg, Professor emerita, Aalto University School of Science

12.45 Panel discussion on patents and patent applications in the field of applied cryptography
- Patenting practices and field-specific hurdles
- Communication between EPO, PRH and applicants/representatives on patentability issues
- Importance and ways of protecting inventions in this field

Chair:
Olli-Pekka Piirilä, Principal patent examiner, PRH
Panelists: Representatives of Finnish industry, Inventors and Patent Attorneys working in the field, PRH and EPO Patent Examiners

13.15 Closing remarks
Antoine Réty, EPO
Jorma Hanski, PRH

13.30 - 15:00 Networking lunch at PRH

Ilmoittautuminen

Registration

Register here by Friday 25 May 2018.

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Additional Information

For more information please send an email to yrityspalvelut(at)prh.fi

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