Bulgaria to Host PATLIB 2009

May 12 2009 - 16:01

The Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) will host the annual conference of patent information centers in Europe – PATLIB 2009. The conference will take place at Kempinski Hotel Zografski in Sofia from May 20 to 22, 2009.

According to the website of the European Patent Office (EPO), PATLIB is a network of patent information centers, comprising the national patent offices of each EPO member state and all regional patent information centers. In total, there are more than 328 such centers in Europe.

The EPO organizes PATLIB conferences on an annual basis and in cooperation with national patent offices. Traditionally, the conference features an exhibition where national patent offices and commercial providers present their activities, products and services.

According to EPO’s website, some of the keynote speakers at PATLIB 2009 will be: Alison Brimelow, president of the European Patent Office; Frédéric Caillaud, director of licensing and business development at L’Oréal; and Kostadin Manev, president of the Bulgarian Patent Office.

For more information, please contact Milena Bogoslovova in our Bulgaria office.

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