"Grey Areas" of Computer Implemented Inventions

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) organizes in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO) a seminar on the “grey areas" of Computer Implemented Inventions (CII) with focus on modelling, and application to simulation and gaming.

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 is free of charge and will be conducted in English.

Register by Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 16:15.

Time and Place

Friday 11 November 2016 at 9:00 - 13:00

Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), Helsinki, Finland

Programme

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome
Rauni Hagman, Director General, PRH
Antoine Réty, Programme Area Manager, European Patent Academy, EPO

09:15 EPO and PRH search practices and classification in the grey areas of CII
- data accessible and its relevance

Jesus Lavin Liermo, Patent examiner, EPO
Olli-Pekka Piirilä, Patent examiner, PRH

09:45 EPO examination practice in the grey areas of CII
Boyan Radev, Patent examiner, EPO

10:15 PRH examination practice in the grey areas of CII
Ari Peltola, Patent examiner, PRH

10:45 Coffee break

11:00 Experience of Finnish applicants in the field of CII
Sami Aromaa, Kolster Oy
Jussi Jaatinen, Seppo Laine Oy

11:45 Panel discussion on patenting activities in the field of CII:
- Patenting trends
- Communicating between EPO, PRH and applicants/representatives on patentability issues
- Importance of protecting such fields

Panelists: Representatives of Finnish industry and patent attorneys working in the field, and PRH and EPO Patent Examiners

Sami Aromaa, Kolster Oy; Jussi Jaatinen, Seppo Laine Oy; Jesus Lavin Liermo and Boyan Radev, EPO; Antti Salmela, Mika Inki and Olli-Pekka Piirilä, PRH

Moderator: Mari Komulainen, Head of General Operations, PRH

12:45 Closing remarks
Jorma Lehtonen, Head of Customer Relations, PRH
Antoine Réty, Programme Area Manager, European Patent Academy, EPO

13:00 End of Seminar

Additional information

Programme as downloadable PDF (pdf, 0,09 Mt)

Speakers' short biographys (pdf, 0,17 Mt)


Registration

Register here

Register by Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 16:15.


Contact information

For further information on the seminar please contact:

Mr Olli-Pekka Piirilä
Principal patent examiner
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
Email: olli-pekka.piirila (at) prh.fi
tel. +358 29 509 5904


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