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Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2015

The Last Miles

P R O G R A M M E

 

8:30 am   Welcome coffee

 

9:00-9:10 am   Foreword by the Conference Chair

Willem Hoyng  Partner  Hoyng Monegier LLP / The Netherlands

 

9:10-9:30 am   Conference welcome and keynote speech 

Margot  Fröhlinger  Principal Director of Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs European Patent Office \ Germany

 

9:30-11:00 am   EPO Select and Preparatory Committees: Shaping the future of the UP&UPC

Current state of progress and formalizations. Patent fees and Court fees. Updates on logistics (courts location, IT system etc.). Conflicting national rights. Specific issues over the Bolar exemption and SPCs. Impacts of the new system on assessing damages.

 

> Unitary Patent: an Overview

Ľuboš Knoth   Vice-Chair    EPO Select Committee, President   INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIc \ Slovak Republic

 

> Unified Patent Court: An Overview

Paul van Beukering  Chairman   Preparatory Committee, Manager of Intellectual Property Unit   Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and innovation \ The Netherlands

 

> Appointment and training of judges: technical and legal

Ambassador Olivér Varhelyi    Deputy Permanent Representative PERMANENT REPRESENTATION OF HUNGARY TO eu \ Belgium

 

> Issues of Art. 83 of the Treaty - Implementations

Prof. Dr. Christian Osterrieth   Honorary Professor for Patent Law   UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ,  Partner    REIMANN OSTERRIETH KOHLER HAFT \ Germany

 

> IP valuation and assessing damages under the UPC

Dr. Roya Ghafele  Director and Member of theBoard OXFIRST Ltd \ United Kingdom

 

Chair: Prof. Dr. Christian Osterrieth  Honorary Professor for Patent Law   UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ, Partner    REIMANN OSTERRIETH KOHLER HAFT \ Germany

 

 

11:00-11:30 am      Coffee break

 

 

11:30-1:00 pm  UPC and Rules of Procedure‘s final draft: What are the amendments left to be made?

Opt In/ Opt Out. Pending  applications. Joint applicants. Technical changes in the RoP. The influence of the judge rapporteurs. Injunctions: discretion or automatic? Litigation and patent settlements. Role of  the CJEU?

 

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

 

Hon. Dieter Brändle  President  SWISS FEDERAL PATENT COURT \ Switzerland

Alain Girardet   Conseiller   COUR DE CASSATION \ France

Lord Justice Kitchin  Lord Justice of Appeal  COURT OF APPEAL OF ENGLAND AND WALES \ The United Kingdom

Robert van Peursem Advocate-General  SUPREME COURT OF THE NETHERLANDS \ The Netherlands

Ulrike Voß Presiding Judge, Patent Senate HIGHER REGIONAL COURT OF DUSSELDORF \ Germany

 

Chair: Dr. Mirko Weinert  Partner    REIMANN OSTERRIETH KOHLER HAFT \ Germany

 

 

1:00-2:30 pm   Buffet lunch

 

 

2:30-4:00 pm  IP Strategies in the new legal environment in Europe: How may the new system modify the current strategy for applications?

Which businesses will benefit the most from the UP&UPC?  New patent portfolio, monetization and protection strategies under the reign of the new system. Impact on existing joint ventures and licensing agreements. Who will be the “early adopters” of the new system?

 

> Views from IT & High-Tech

Karl-Georg Aspacher  Division IP Counsel SIEMENS AG \ Germany

 

> Views from NPE

Shawn Ambwani Chief Operating Officer   UNIFIED PATENTS \ USA

 

> Views from Pharmaceuticals

Catriona Hammer   Senior IP Counsel   GE HEALTHCARE \ United Kingdom

Francesco Macchetta Director Intellectual Property  BRACCO IMAGING SpA \ Italy

 

>Views from Consumer & Industrial Goods
Cornelis Schüller Group Head of Patents, Assistant Vice-President NESTEC SA \ Switzerland

 

Chair:  Dr. Penny Gilbert  Partner  POWELL GILBERT LLP \ United Kingdom

 

 

4:00-4:30 pm   Coffee break

 

 

4:30-6:00 pm  Ratification and Implementation of the UPC: What can be found on the check list?

Are the national patent offices in charge of the ratification process?  Ratification progress and entries into force. Impact of the Spanish complaint and the Belgian constitutional complaint. Are we ready to embrace the (post)implementation challenges?

 

>Belgian challenge and UP&UPC motion insights

Prof.Dr. Josef Drexl   Director   max planck institute for innovation and competition \ Germany

Luis Fernández-Novoa   Partner    HOYNG MONEGIER LLP \ Spain

Jorma Hanski Director Patents and Innovations Line Finnish Patent and Registration office  \ Finland

Ľuboš Knoth   Vice-Chair    EPO Select Committee, President   INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIc \ Slovak Republic

Marc van der Burg   Legal Adviser    Netherlands patent office \ The Netherlands

 

Chair:  Simon Dack   Partner    HOYNG MONEGIER LLP \ The Netherlands

 

6:00-6:15 pm         Closing address   

Benoît Battistelli   President     EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE \ Germany

 

6:15-6:45 pm        Cocktail

 

audience
Date
Thursday 16 July 2015
Venue
European Patent Office, Munich Germany
Speakers
Benoît Battistelli
EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
Mrs. Justice Macken
COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Eva Chamiso Llatas
PERMANENT REPRESENTATION OF SPAIN TO EU
Dr. Roya Ghafele
OXFIRST LTD
Cornelis Schüller
NESTEC SA
Alain Girardet
COUR DE CASSATION
Ulrike Voß
HIGHER REGIONAL COURT OF DUSSELDORF
Jorma Hanski
FINNISH PATENT AND REGISTRATION OFFICE
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