Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups

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The ‘Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups’ (CEPIUG) was founded in 2008.
Its aim is to be a platform for cooperation for the Patent Information User Groups in Europe.

In this web site you will find some information about CEPIUG and its activities.


CEPIUG, the Confederacy of European Patent Information User Groups, established in 2008 and now counting 12 User Groups and more than 1.000 members throughout Europe, is happy to announce:

CEPIUG 10th Year Anniversary Conference

Milano, Italy, 9-11 September 2018

CEPIUG 10th YAC is a no-profit, sponsor-free event, completely organised by patent information professionals volunteers, members of the European User Groups, for patent information professionals, in collaboration with the prestigious Politecnico di Milano. Your chance to learn & discuss the current state and future of our profession in Europe.

A three days full programme including 6 main sessions, more than 40 speakers involved in presentations, panels and workshops, a fascinating story of the profession, an exposition of professional tools, a unique networking opportunity, an exciting search trial, a celebration party in the wonderful city center, and much more!

Breaking News June 19th: Presentation abstracts published

Registration Open for CEPIUG User Groups members (registration for non members will open on June 15th)

Register here

Announcement: Participant categories and fees

Announcement: Preliminary Program

New Announcement: Abstracts

Announcement: Useful Information

Announcement: Information on hotels nearby

Announcement: Conference Flyer and Package Fee


Many thanks for the support of the commercial providers registered for the Expo:

Aulive, BizInt, CAS, Clarivate Analytics, CPAGlobal, Darts-ip, FIZ Karlsruhe/STN, Gridlogics, LighthouseIP, Minesoft, PatentSight, Questel, ...

and the institutional providers:

World Intellectual Property Organization, European Patent Office,...


Don't miss it, register in time to be able to say, then: I was there!

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