Mr. Gerard Owens
Country coordinator, ICT /Patents and Standards
European Patent Office
Ged coordinates International Cooperation relations with India. He is also responsible for coordinating EPO activities relating to the global patent system and “Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things”, including Artificial Intelligence, and international standards development, liaising also with standards development organisations and the European Commission.
Ged has been working at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich for over 30 years. With degrees in Biochemical Engineering, and Human-Computer Interaction, he has worked as a patent examiner, on computer projects including IP5 WG2, with WIPO, and Public Policy Issues.