We take a look back at the conferences we attended in 2017. There was a mix between small and large, academic and industry, that gives a broad and exciting view of the patent information usage landscape. The industry conferences have demonstrated, once again, the hot buzz around Industry 4.0 and anything “AI”, while the academic conferences show that there is real progress in the AI direction in computer science, albeit it is rarely used for the intellectual property domain, so far.
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