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Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2014

The Patent Revolution is ON.

 2nd Annual UP&UPC Conference

 

The latest proposals for a single patent and unified patent court for EU Member States have seen a recent surge of activity, but does that mean the UP&UPC will go ahead?

 

Since the Unified Patent Court Agreement has been signed, the path is now cleared for the most part, for the new European patent system, yet much work remains to be done towards its full implementation. In addition to drafting the final rules of procedure, planning budgets and fees, building a cross-border ICT-system to support case management and electronic filing of submissions, establishing the central registry, selection of facilities for court hearings, appointment and training of judges and advocating the industry, the compatibility between the unitary patent and the "Brussels" regulation has to be ensured.

 

While it is too early to predict the success of the Unitary Patent scheme before it has been implemented, a well-functioning Unitary Patent, backed up by a strong Unified Patent Court would present companies with a multitude of benefits: enhanced single market dimension of the EU and harmonized system that boost inventions and attract business.

 

SMEs though, may take the view that what they need is protection in only a limited home market and so stay with normal patents or European Patents with limited designations. A lot rest to be done to promote the system towards its potential users, and to make sure that it will respond to their needs. Businesses operating in Europe need to ensure that they are prepared for the changes that the new system entails.

 

Following a successful start in 2013, the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court Conference is being established as an annual premium event and leading conference on the latest advancements in the UP & UPC with high-profile participants from all over Europe and North America.

 

On Friday 4 July,  the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court conference will be held for its second inception, once again in decisive Paris.

 

Do Not Miss the opportunity to take part in the lively debates and exceptional atmosphere during an entire day devoted to patent matters.


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in association with knowledge partners Hoyng Monegier LLP,
Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft and Powell Gilbert LLP.

 

 

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IP Summit 2014 December 4 & 5 in Brussels

 

            

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Date
Friday 4 July 2014
Venue
Pavillon Gabriel, 5 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris
Speakers
Jérôme Debrulle
Belgian Ministry of Economy
Rian Kalden
COURT OF APPEAL OF THE HAGUE
Catherine Lacavera
GOOGLE Inc.
Marie Courboulay
TRIBUNAL DE GRANDE INSTANCE DE PARIS
Colin Birss
High Court of Justice of England and Wales
Jean-Christophe Gracia
French Ministry of Justice
Dr. Hugo Caro
Grupo Ferrer Internacional
David Rosenberg
GlaxoSmithKline plc.
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