Our 90-Day Countdown Begins: Will You Join Us at Patent Olympiad?

Time is passing…and always more quickly than you think. Will you join us in Bucharest?  Image: A view of a clock near the People’s Palace in Bucharest, Romania.

Time is passing…and always more quickly than you think. Will you join us in Bucharest?

Image: A view of a clock near the People’s Palace in Bucharest, Romania.

Our 90-Day Countdown Begins: Will You Join Us at Patent Olympiad?

July 29, 2019. Ninety days out…and counting down.

On October 27, 2019, patent researchers from all over the world will be gathering in Bucharest, Romania for the welcoming celebrations of the second-ever Patent Olympiad.

The next morning, on October 28, those same researchers will gather in a single room, fire up their research tools, and push the limits of their creativity and expertise. They will be competing against their peers in a grueling, time-limited, multi-part challenge of their patent research skills.

Of those that compete, only three will earn the honour of being the Patent Olympiad Champions for 2019.

Could you be one of them?

Your Next Step: Start Planning Now

There is only one way to find out.

Start planning now to participate in Patent Olympiad 2019.

You’ll need to register, of course, but you will also need to look into travel plans.

The Patent Olympiad is an in-person event. We want our competitors to meet each other, in-person, face-to-face. We want our competitors to celebrate the profession together.

So you will need to be in Bucharest by October 27 to enjoy the full experience.

For many of us, this will take some extra planning. Flights, probably. Accommodations. Visas. Time off…

You have 90 days. You can make this work.

Patent Olympiad 2019: What You Need to Know Now

You will be hearing more about Patent Olympiad 2019 in the coming weeks, but here is what you should know now.

1) Registration for Patent Olympiad 2019 is OPEN.

We just opened up registration in mid-July.

We will keep registration open until all our competition slots are filled.

Since it’s our second competition, we have more capacity this year, but seats are still limited. We’re a small competition, managed by volunteers, so we are keeping the competition small to keep it manageable.

So please, don’t wait too long to decide. We would love to see you there.

You can check out our registration page here.

2) Patent Olympiad runs from October 27 to October 29.

Our schedule thus far:

  • October 27: Pre-Game Social (Meet and Greet with an option for sightseeing)

  • October 28: Game Day (morning only)

  • October 29: Announcement of the Winners at EPOPIC 2019

For information and updates, check our website regularly.

3) Our Host Conference is EPOPIC 2019

This year, our Host Conference is EPOPIC 2019, the European Patent Organization’s annual patent information conference. We will be holding our competition at the JW Marriott Grand Bucharest Hotel, the same venue as EPOPIC 2019, thanks to the generosity of our hosts at the EPO.

If you’re not already attending EPOPIC 2019, consider pairing it with your participation in Patent Olympiad.

EPOPIC is a great way to stay current with issues in patent information and pick up some training workshops at the same event. It’s also a great way to connect with peers, mentors, and providers in the intellectual property research space.

Worried about conflicts between Patent Olympiad and EPOPIC 2019? Don’t. Our primary programs do not overlap.

However, registration for EPOPIC is separate.

You can check out the programme for EPOPIC here.

4) Want Tips to Help You Succeed? Watch for Alerts in August and September…

Last year, some of our contestants told us we needed to provide more information on how to succeed. We agreed.

During the months of August and September, watch our social media channels and webpage for announcements about educational content and mini-challenges.

Want to find out when we release this content?

This is what you should do now:

  • Follow @PatentOlympiad on one of our social media channels below

  • or else sign up for email updates at our website.

You can find us here:

Linkedin

Facebook

Twitter

• And of course, right here on our website at patentolympiad.org.

And One Last Thing…

The Patent Olympiad isn’t just a competition.

It’s a celebration.

Of you, the patent researcher.

And of us, the patent research community.

So: start your 90-day countdown now. Come join us in the fun!