43rd Colloquium of the Ilmenau University of Technology on Patent Information and Intellectual Property Rights under the title Market success by smart IP strategy will take place from June 9 to June 11, 2021.
At the PATINFO2021, 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.
In the event it becomes extremely difficult to hold an exhibition due to force majeure events such as natural disasters, infectious diseases, terrorism, instructions / orders from the government authorities or other causes that cannot be attributed to the organizers, even before or during the event period, the organizers may cancel the event, shorten or postpone the event period, or relocate the venue (change of the official website URL). In that case, the organizers will promptly notify and inform the exhibitors and participants after making the above decision. The organizers shall not be liable for any damages to the exhibitors or participants caused by this decision and execution.
If the event period is shortened due to a force majeure event that occurred during the event period, the application fee will not be refunded. In addition, the expenses incurred by the exhibitors or participants because of this shall not be compensated.
In the event the entire schedule is canceled due to force majeure before the event, the organizers will refund the exhibitor and participants the balance of the application fee after deducting the expenses already incurred.