[Discussioni] verso la patente europea

Francesco Potortý pot a potorti.it
Ven 25 Nov 2016 10:05:53 CET

                      CHALLENGES AND WAYS FORWARD
               Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels
                      Wednesday 8th February 2017

                            Willem A. Hoyng
                          Hoyng Rokh Monegier
                              Pierre Veron
                    Lawyer, Member of the Paris Bar
                            Veron & Associes
                        Katalin Lubóczki,
 Member, UPC Preparatory Committee, Attache for Intellectual Property,
               Audiovisual Policy and Consumer Protection
             Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU
                       Prof. Dr. Winfried Tilmann
                               Of Counsel
                     Hogan Lovells, Düsseldorf
                              Darren Smyth
      Partner, Patent and Design Attorney, London, EIP Europe LLP
                  Author for The IPKat & IP Alchemist
 Member of the Editorial team for the Journal of Intellectual Property
                             Law & Practice


In December 2012, after a 40 year long quest, the European Parliament
and the European Council finally reached a formal agreement on two EU
regulations, making the European Patent with Unitary Effect (EPUE) an
achievable prospect. With almost all EU member states - except for Spain
and Croatia - participating in the enhanced cooperation, the legislation
is supposed to come into force by the end of the year 2016/beginning

Experts, however, argue about the intended cost saving factor as well as
the theoretical simplicity the EPUE package will bring, being mostly
concerned about the patchwork nature of the system. Also, with the
recent Brexit vote, additional straits are adding up, making the future
of the Unitary Patent unclear.

This timely Symposium will offer an opportunity to inform and find out
more about the current developments and challenges regarding the Unitary
Patent and the Unitary Patent Court. The conference will evaluate
advantages and disadvantages, build strategies for businesses on how to
proceed and support the exchange of information and best practices with
experts, practitioners and policymakers at EU level.

Delegates will also:

┬    * Identify the latest developments regarding UP & UPC
┬    * Qualify various issues, opportunities and challenges regarding UP
┬    * Prepare for any eventuality and develop a successful transition
┬      strategy
┬    * Analyse ways forward and challenges for the industry in Europe
┬    * Examine practical issues such as the recruitment of judges, court
┬      procedures, fees and logistics
┬    * Find out more about methods to prevent UPC bifurcation,
┬      infringement and revocation
┬    * Develop strategies for protection and new portfolio creation under
┬      the new system
┬    * Discuss the potential impact of the Brexit vote on the future of
┬      the EPUE package

For further details, please refer to the enclosed event abstract and
programme. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant
colleagues within your organisation.

In the meantime, to ensure your organisation is represented, please book
online or complete and return the registration form at your earliest
convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).

Kind regards,

Conference Team
Public Policy Exchange
Tel: 0845 606 1535
Fax: 0845 606 1539

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