DPMAnutzerforum 2021 as live stream from Munich


Live. Direct. Connected.

Be there when current topics are discussed online in lectures, a panel discussion and in interviews. From March 31 to April 1, 2021, we also offer online seminars.

Even in the light of current events, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) focuses its expert conference (DPMAnutzerforum) on the exchange of information and on getting together. Although being held virtually, the conference continues to bring together all those working with IP rights and wishing to maintain the exchange about currently important legal and economic issues. Of course, we also deliver news and report on future developments from our office:

  • What is new about IP rights and in legislation?
  • What are the current technology trends?
  • How is Asian patent literature being dealt with?
  • And what about the patentability of IoT or AI?

Please note that the event will take place only in German.

Main program 30 March 2021, 09.00 to 12.00 hrs
Online seminars 31 March and 1 April 2021
Agenda pdf-Datei as pdf for download
Registration fully booked
Registration deadline Tuesday, March 16, 2021


Tuesday, 30 March 2021
09.00 Dial into Webex
09.15 Welcome and information on the schedule for the day and online seminars
Ulrich Walter, moderator
09.30 Technology trends, patent quality and trade mark news
Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, President
10.15 Moderated discussion with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Strengthening intellectual property through legislation
Dr Christian Wichard, Head of Directorate III B at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
10.45 Break
11.00 Panel discussion: Patentability of artificial intelligence
Prof Dr Mary-Rose McGuire, Osnabrück University; Thomas L. Lederer, patent attorney; Dr Thomas Buchholz, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH; Detlev-Georg Schmidt-Bilkenroth, DPMA
12.00 Closing remarks
Ulrich Walter, moderator; Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, President
Online seminars
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
10.00 Online services: DPMAregister-seminar
Georgina Lindow-Eickhoff, DPMA
14.00 Dealing with Asian, especially Chinese patent literature
Dr Alexander Baust, DPMA; Dr Jinming Lu, DPMA
Thursday, 01 April 2021
10.00 Implementation of Trade Mark Law Modernisation Act
Katharina Mirbt, DPMA

The event is free of charge and will be transmitted via the online conference tool Webex. Further information will be available here on the internet page with the start of the registration. We are looking forward to meeting you.

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Last updated: 12 January 2022