IFIA & WIPO International Symposium 1994
IFIA WIPO International symposium 1994 on Inventors, Inventions and Information – April 1994
The sixth International symposium on “Inventors, inventions and information” was jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) with the cooperation of the European Patent Office in Vienna from April 11 to 14, 1994 at the premises of EPO.
There were 103 participants from 35 countries including the representatives of invention associations, inter-governmental organization, non-governmental organization, universities, innovation centers and patent agents.
The symposium was opened by Mr. Wolfgang Pilch, EPO Director Development, Mr. Vladimir Yossifov, Head of WIPO Development Cooperation Program, and by Mr. Farag Moussa, IFIA President.
Several aspects of the main theme were examined, namely:
- Experience of inventors with the use of patent information
- Use of patent documents and patent libraries by European inventors
- Novelty searches made by inventors themselves