EVENTS & CONFERENCES

  • European Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court Seminar

    April 24 2013, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: AmCham France - 77 rue de Miromesnil 75008 Paris

    The American Chamber of Commerce in France invites you to a breakfast round table on the topic of European unitary patents and the unified patent court on Wednesday, April 24th. 

    The new European Unitary Patent and Court is the most important change in patent law in Europe in the last 40 years. The new system may be launched as early as 2014. All companies and practitioners should get prepared and know about the advantages and inconveniences of the system prior to its launch. The seminar will discuss patent filing strategies and litigation before the Unitary Patent Court. This will include strategic views on the new choices for patent protection and for litigation. Although this is a unified system, there will be differences in approaches at the various locations of the local court divisions and companies may prefer to bring cases before the central division. The aim of this seminar is to give companies and practitioners strategic information and practical advice.                      

    TOPICS

    -Introduction to the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court litigation system.

    -The unitary patent: how does it work, the choices, the strategies, advantages/disadvantages, the costs?

    -The Unified Patent Court presentation: first instance, appeal, local divisions, central division, the judges, the language question and costs. Litigation strategy: how to go central and avoid local divisions?

     

    SPEAKER: Caroline Casalonga 

    French lawyer specialized in IP litigation who has studied and worked

    in the US and is a frequent speaker in IP conferences.