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Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Expectations, wishes and fears: be part of an international focus group!

P R O G R A M M E

 

8:15 am   Welcome coffee
 

9:00-9:15 am   Welcome and Introduction


9:15-9:30 am   Conference Introductory Speech 
Yves Lapierre   Director General   INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA PROPRIETE INDUSTRIELLE \ France


9:30-11:00 am   Clearing the Path to the Unitary Patent & the Unified Patent Court
After decades of negotiation and disappointment the Unitary Patent System is finally within reach.  What are the remaining steps to be taken to reach the starting line and how are they being progressed?  When can we see the first Unitary Patents granted?

> The tasks that lie ahead
Dr. Matthias Lamping   Senior Research Fellow, IP and Competition Law   Max Planck Institute \ Germany

> Appointment and training of Judges: legal and technical
Alexander Ramsay   Vice-Chair   Preparatory Committee, Deputy Director for Intellectual Property & Transports   Ministry of Justice \ Sweden

> Views from the Judiciary
Alice Pezard   retired Judge   French Supreme Court of Judicature, External Member   EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal \ France

> Views from the Industry
David Rosenberg   Vice President of IP Policy   GlaxoSmithKline plc. \ United Kingdom

Chair: Dr. Martin Köhler   Partner   Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft \ Germany 
  

11:00-11:30 am   Coffee break


11:30-1:00 pm   The Unified Patent Court and Rules of Procedure
How will the Patent Court operate the Rules of Procedure? Will there be harmonisation of approach across the divisions or can an Eastern District of Europe develop? What will be the role of the reporting judger? Will bifurcation become the norm and what considerations will influence the grant of preliminary and final injunctions?

> A debate between European judges, with (a-z):

Marc van der Burg   Judge   Court of Appeal The Hague \ The Netherlands

Dr. Klaus Grabinski   Judge    FEDERAL SUPREME COURT \ Germany

Samuel Granata   Judge    COMMERCIAL COURT OF ANTWERP \ Belgium

Lord Justice Kitchin  Lord Justice of Appeal  Court of Appeal of England & Wales \ United Kingdom

Dr. Gabriella Muscolo   Judge    IP TRIBUNAL, COURT OF ROME \ Italy

Alice Pezard   retired Judge   French Supreme Court of Judicature, External Member   EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal \ France

Chair: Willem Hoyng   Partner   Hoyng Monegier LLP \ The Netherlands


1:00-1:15 pm  Keynote Address   Implementation of the Unitary Patent System: Hopes and Expectations for the Early Years
Kerstin Jorna   Director of Intellectual Property, DG MARKT     EUROPEAN COMMISSION  \ Belgium
Represented by: Jean-Luc Gal   Legal & Policy Affairs Officer, Industrial Property Unit, DG MARKT   EUROPEAN COMMISSION \ Belgium


1:15-2:30 pm   Buffet lunch


2:30-3:30 pm   The Anticipated Costs of the Unitary Patent System: Good Value or a Charge on Innovation?
Many of the financial aspects of the Unitary Patent System remain unknown.  But costs to the users will be influential on eventual success.  Will the aim of providing a cheaper and more efficient system for SMEs to protect their innovations in Europe be met?

> Views from the preparatory committee
Alexander Ramsay   Vice-Chair of the Preparatory Committee, and Deputy Director for Intellectual Property & Transports   Ministry of Justice \ Sweden

> Implementing the Unitary Patent and Setting Cost of Renewal Fees
Jérôme Debrulle   Chair of the EPO Select Committee, Director of the Intellectual Property Office   Ministry of Economy \ Belgium

> Views from the economists
Bruno Van Pottelsberghe   Dean of Solvay Business School of Economics & Management   UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES \ Belgium

Chair: Benoît Strowel   Partner   Hoyng Monegier LLP \ France


3:30-4:00 pm   Coffee break


4:00-5:30 pm   Patent Strategies – Filing and Litigation in the Brave New World of the Evolving European Patent System
How will industry balance the opportunities and risks of the new system? - Which industries will be early adopters and who will be opting out? - Will cost be an issue in determining whether to file Unitary Patents and can we expect national filing to increase in the short term?

> Views from Pharma
David Rosenberg   Vice President of IP Policy   GlaxoSmithKline plc. \ United Kingdom
Natasha Bloch   Manager Legal Strategy & Patent Litigator   TEVA EUROPE \ United Kingdom

> Views from Automotive, Consumer & Industrial Goods
Dr. Jürgen Koch   Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Intellectual Property   Robert Bosch GmbH \ Germany

> Views from IT, High-Tech, Telecoms
David Laliberté   Director of IP Policy   MICROSOFT \ United States
Richard Vary   Global Head of IP Litigation   NOKIA \ United Kingdom

Chair: Dr Penny Gilbert   Partner   Powell Gilbert LLP \ United Kingdom


5:30-6:30 pm   Ending cocktail

audience
Date
Friday 28 June 2013
Venue
Paris, INPI Headquarters
Speakers
Kerstin Jorna
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Dr Klaus Grabinski
German Federal Supreme Court
Alice Pézard
EPO's Enlarged Board of Appeal
David Rosenberg
GlaxoSmithKline plc.
Dr. Jürgen Koch
Robert Bosch GmbH
David Laliberté
Microsoft Corporation
Alexander Ramsay
Swedish Ministry of Justice
Jérôme Debrulle
Belgian Ministry of Economy
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