C o n f e d e r a c y o f E u r o p e a n P a t e n t I n f o r m a t i o n U s e r G r o u p s

Confederacy of European
Patent Information User Groups

15th Anniversary Conference

Milano 17. - 19. September 2023

Registration is now open !

Register here on the AIDB website

Conference Update and Registration

Visit the NEW Conference Page hosted by the Italien Patent Information User Group (AIDB) for the program and registration.

Conference Announcement

CEPIUG is proud to announce the 15th Anniversary Conference in Milan / Italy. The conference is the key event for European patent information professionals and will be attended by leading figures from patent offices and patent information user groups.

A unique opportunity to meet colleagues and office representatives in person and to learn about the latest developments in the patent information profession. Last but not least, an excellent place to socialise and expand your professional network.


  • Registration is now available
  • Initial survey among patent information professionals indicates a very high number of individuals are considering to attend the conference in person.
  • Significant commitment from vendors has been established.

(updated on the 25th June 2023)

About the CEPIUG

European Patent Information Experts

Representing National User Groups

As the European organisation for patent information, the CEPIUG frequently is the first point of contact for national patent information groups or individuals outside Europe to patent information users within the European framework.

The CEPIUG maintains relationships to the European Patent Office an is represented in various committees at the EPO relating to patent information.

The CEPIUG is a recognised partner of the WIPO. We support the WIPO in various organisational tasks and patent information related activities.

Providing a Platform for Discussions

The CEPIUG serves as a central communication node for the European patent information groups. Communication between the patent information groups on an organisational level and on an individual level is supported by formal meetings of the groups as well as by informal gatherings of the individual members. On a group level, at least one annual meeting offers a framework for celebrating achievements, to discuss opportunities to reflect on challenges. Individual members meet at international conferences on patent information to discuss developments and to build personal relationships.


The members of the CEPIUG are the national patent information user groups from many European countries. We are in particular proud to represent those groups before the EPO and WIPO and submit delegates on behalf of out memeber organisations to the European and global patent authorities. Our memeber organisations are cooperating in the field of patent information by providing training and education to European users of patent information.