42nd Colloquium of the Ilmenau University of Technology on Patent Information PATINFO2020

42nd Colloquium of the Ilmenau University of Technology on Patent Information and Intellectual Property Rights will be held from June 17 to June 19, 2020 in the Festhalle Ilmenau.

The theme of the PATINFO2020 is Market success by smart IP strategy.



! Important information about PATINFO2020 event !

Like the rest of the world, we are concerned about the dire effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The spread makes any planning difficult, for us as well as for you. This year's PATINFO is affected by these difficulties as well.

We hope for the best and continue to work on making the PATINFO2020 from June 17th to June 19th in Audimax at the TU Ilmenau as interesting and successful as in previous years. If the situation will improve noticeably by April 22nd and the recommendations of the expert committees will permit to hold the conference as planned, we will do our utmost to make the PATINFO2020 an interesting, exciting but also safe event.

However, if the PATINFO as a large event with an audience from different regions of the world has to be canceled in order to avoid dangerous situations, we will inform you in good time. In such case, or if you decide to cancel your participation prematurely, we assure that the registration fee will be refund without deduction. The cancellation conditions in the conference system have already been updated accordingly.



Event location - Please note!

Because of the renovation of the Festhalle Ilmenau, PATINFO2020 will take place in Humboldtbau on the Campus of the TU Ilmenau!

Registration for PATINFO2020


Please register yourself using the Opens external link in new windowConference System of the TU Ilmenau.


What? When? How?
Participant early booker rate
450,00 € / 225,00* €
up to 03.05.2020 Opens external link in new windowConference System of the TU Ilmenau
Participant standard rate**
NEW: 450,00 € / 225,00* €
from 04.05.2020 Conference System of the TU Ilmenau
Conference Dinner
33,00 €
  optional, booked during registration in Conference System of the TU Ilmenau

* Applies to academics and students from Thuringian Universities
** Caused by Corona Pandemic the participation fee will not be increased at 4th May 2020.

We cordially invite you to attend the welcome evening on Wednesday, 17.06.2020. The event is free of charge for PATINFO participants, please book during registration!

Content of PATINFO2020 conference

At next year's PATINFO "Market Success by smart IP Strategy", we will examine how industrial property rights can help to prevail in the competition. A cleverly designed portfolio with interlocking patents, trademarks and designs helps to protect investments in new technologies. This also includes closely monitoring the IP environment of competitors, from monitoring applications, portfolio analysis and competitive intelligence to revealing patent and trademark infringements - keyword - anti-piracy. Valid patents with a sufficient scope of protection and a cleverly developed patent portfolio are as important as interacting with the patents and applications of other market participants, be it through monitoring, design around, opposition or licensing.

Save the date for PATINFO2021!

The PATINFO conference after next, PATINFO2021, will take place from June 9 to June 11, 2021.

The location is not yet settled.

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