2nd annual conferenceEspecially made for all European Patent Professionals
In just one day you will learn all about
Latest news from the Preparatory Committee
Results of Public Hearing and most important changes Rules of Procedure
Unitary Patent: practical issues, implementing rules and costs/fees discussion
The impact of the litigation certificate for patent attorneys concerning the UP
Transitional period and opt-out system: how does it work in practice?
Litigation (infringement/revocation) strategies at the UPC
Latest news from EPO regarding tasks, rules and renewal fees
For you as patent expert, the new unitary patent package will have deep impact on your European Patent Strategy. The new system will be up and running in 2016, so you'll be smart to take decisions and measures in 2015!
Do you know that
you need to register your opt- out EP's already half way 2015 into the Sunrise register?
your licenses should be reviewed because under the UPC Agreement exclusive licensees have the right to start infringement actions without consent from the patent owner, whereas non-exclusive licensees have not, both unless the license provides otherwise?
if you don't want to put all your eggs in one basket, you have to split your pending patent applications through divisionals, so you can have traditional European patents and Unitary Patents for almost the same technology?
Others are already pro-actively developing new tailored enforcement strategies, so you should be prepared to do the same, as your options will multiply?
If you don't take care of these measures (or one of the many others) right now, it will cost you al lot of money and unnecessary risks!
Day 1: EUR 999
Day + Day 2: EUR 1499
Speakers: Hans Hutter, Michele Di Sciuva, Bart van Wezenbeek, Wouter Pors, Bas Pinckaers, Kevin Mooney, Margot Fröhlinger, Paul van Beukering, Richard Vary