This year, Christophe Saam had the pleasure of moderating as Chairman a discussion round on the impact of Legaltech on the intellectual property industry. The discussion round took place in the framework of the Epopic Conference organised by the European Patent Office in Talinn from 3 to 4 November 2020.
Digital transformation is changing the way legal professions provide their services and expertise. The IP sector is no exception. Fortunately, ever more legal technology solutions are emerging that alleviate the work of IP specialists in areas like application drafting, document and file management, case law exploration, etc. The discussion round opened a dialogue among IP and patent professionals, and identified specific opportunities and challenges linked to these emerging services, in particular where patent knowledge management is concerned.
A report of the discussion is now available on the website of the EPO at http://documents.epo.org/projects/babylon/eponot.nsf/0/9150186096F3FE21C125861F002907E7/$File/DR2%20-%20Report%20Final.pdf