Patenting Medical Diagnostics

Online Event

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) and European Patent Office (EPO) are organising a seminar to bring together users of the patent system in Finland with examiners from the PRH and the EPO.

This online event will take place on Thursday, 7 October 2021, at 9:15 - 12:15 (EET).

The seminar addresses the specific issues linked to patenting in the field of medical diagnostics, particularly in-vitro: which technical fields are involved, what is the global patenting activity in these fields; which are the challenges of patenting in these fields and more generally in the field of bio-technology. Leading experts from PRH and EPO will be discussing specific questions related to patenting in this field.

Event language is English. Event is free of charge.


Torstai 7.10.2021 klo 9:15 - 12:15


Online event



Moderators: Hetti Palonen and Antti Salmela, PRH

09:15 Technical check-in

09:30 Welcome address and opening
Jorma Hanski, PRH

09:40 General introduction to medical in-vitro diagnostics
Hetti Palonen, PRH

10:00 An introduction to the EPO; patenting activity in the related technical fields.
Timur Albayrak, EPO

10:20 Q&A Session

10:30 Challenges of patenting in the field of diagnostics
Pim Lunter, EPO

10:50 Specificities of applications relating to in-vitro diagnostics
Pia Niinimäki, PRH

11:10 Q&A Session

11:20 Point of view of a Finnish applicant
Piia von Lode, Abacus Diagnostica

11:40 Discussion
Moderated by Hetti Palonen, PRH

12:10 Wrap-up and closing address
Jorma Hanski, PRH

12:15 End of the event



Please register here.

Ulkoinen sivusto, avautuu uuteen välilehteen
Register by Wednesday 6 October at the latest.


Additional information

For more information please contact

Ms. Hetti Palonen
Principal Patent Examiner
Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)
Tel. + 358 29 509 5875

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