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3rd Annual UP&UPC Conference
In lights of the ongoing progress in preparing the implementation of the new European patent system, the 3rd edition of our annual UP&UPC 2015 conference will focus on discussing and revealing some interesting news and provide an update on the main unitary patent and court hot topics, such as:
• How is the UPC ratification process going on? Which country will ratify next? What changes and debates are underway within the countries that signed the UPC Agreement in order to prepare for the new system
• When are we going to have an established charter for patent and court fees? Key to any decision whether to request a European patent with unitary effect, and whether or not to opt out of the jurisdiction of the UPC, is going to be the question of fees. Be the first to comment on the new draft of proposals on costs
•The seventeenth draft of the Rules of Procedure was published on 3 November 2014. When are we to expect a finalized ROP ? What changes left to be done?
• What news could the decision makers give us? Overview from EPO Select and Preparatory committees
• Timings of implementations and coming into force. When will the UPC officially open its doors? Would it be ready for business by beginning of 2016/2017? How are we advancing in the workstreams of IT, legal, human resources, facilities and finance? How is the training of judges coming along?
Following two successful editions in 2013 and 2014, 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 Thursday 16 July 2015, the Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court conference will be held for its third inception, for the first time at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany.
Do Not Miss the opportunity to take part in the lively debates and benefit from a first hand experience within an exceptional atmosphere during an entire day devoted to patent matters.
in association with knowledge partners Hoyng Monegier LLP,
Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft and Powell Gilbert LLP.