VPI5 conference

PCT professional conference online

to celebrate the 5th anniversary
of the start of the operations of the Visegrad Patent Institute

on July 7th, 2021

The conference features prominent intellectual property experts from the Visegrad countries who share their knowledge, experience and best practices using the system of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the Visegrad Patent Institute.

The invited speakers come from a broad array of the economy and academy to deliver case studies and have round table discussions about PCT matters. The participants of the online event can gain invaluable insight into the international patent application process through the PCT system and receive useful practical tips about successful patenting strategies.

Participate in the free online event and learn from highly experienced patent experts.

Register now to receive the conference access link: https://vpi.videosquare.eu/en/users/signup

Kindly note that the language of the event is English.
Download the program of the event to see further details.

Speakers at the event

Meet the speakers who share the best of their knowledge and a special insight into patenting strategies and best practices of tackling PCT matters. Click on the name of the speakers to see their detailed professional background.

Mr. Daren TANG, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization
Mr. Prof. Dr. László PALKOVICS, Minister, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary
Mr. Karel HAVLÍČEK, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade and Minister of Transport, Czech Republic
Mr. RNDr. Karol GALEK, MSc., State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic (Tbc.)
Mr. Robert TOMANEK, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology, Republic of Poland

Mr. Matúš MEDVEC, President, Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (IPO SR), Chairman of the AB of the VPI
Mr. Josef KRATOCHVÍL, President, Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (IPO CZ)
Ms. Patrycja CZUBKOWSKA, Deputy President, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (PPO)
Ms. Dóra GYETVAINÉ VIRÁG, Vice-President for Technical Affairs, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO)

Ms. Dr. Katalin MIKLÓ, Head of Patent Department, HIPO
Ms. Ing. Lukrécia MARČOKOVÁ, Head of Patent Department, IPO SR
Mr Piotr CZAPLICKI, Head of Patent Department, PPO
Mr. RNDr. Viktor KLIMENT, Senior Patent Expert, Patent Department, Chemistry Section, IPO CZ
Ms. Johanna STADLER, Director, Visegrad Patent Institute
Ms. Christine BONVALLET, Director of the PCT International Cooperation Division in the Patents and Technology Sector at WIPO

Dr. György MOROVJÁN, Hungarian and European Patent Attorney (EGIS Pharmaceutical PLC)
Mgr. Jan BRULÍK Ph.D., Head of the Patent Department, Tescan Brno
Mr. Matúš GAJDOŠ, Product Manager, GA Drilling, a.s., Bratislava
Mr. Krystian GURBA, Deputy Director Jagiellonian University, Centre for Technology Transfer CITTRU

Mr. Rafał WITEK, Polish and European Patent Attorney / Partner WTS
Dr. Gábor HARANGOZÓ, Hungarian and European Patent Attorney, Deputy Managing Partner, Danubia Patent & Law Office LLC
Ing. Róbert PORUBČAN, European Patent Attorney, Patent & Trademark, s.r.o. Ivanka pri Dunaji, and
Mgr. Michal LIPTÁK PhD., European Patent Attorney Patent & Trademark, s.r.o. Ivanka pri Dunaji
Mr. Michal ŠTIPL, Patent specialist, PatentEnter s.r.o.
Mr. Thierry DEBLED, European Patent Attorney, Director of the International Section of the CEIPI and Adjunct Professor at CEIPI


Brochure of the VPI

Download the introduction of the VPI to learn more about its roots, mission and operation.