Unitary Patent & Court Conference

On Friday 28 June Premier Cercle, in association with knowledge partners Powell Gilbert LLP, Hoyng Monegier LLP and Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft is organising a full day of great debates, which will be held in Paris at the headquarters of the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI, the French patent & trademark office).

Expectations, wishes and fears: be part of an international focus group!

Key Topics:

  • Clearing the Path to the Unitary Patent & the Unified Patent Court

  • The Unified Patent Court and Rules of Procedure (debate between European judges)

  • Implementation of the Unitary Patent System: Hopes and Expectations for the Early Years

  • The Anticipated Costs of the Unitary Patent System: Good Value or a Charge on Innovation?

  • Patent Strategies – Filing and Litigation in the Brave New World of the Evolving European Patent System

Key Speakers:

  • Kerstin Jorna Director of Intellectual Property, DG MARKT EUROPEAN COMMISSION \ Belgium

  • Oliver Varhelyi Deputy Permanent Representative Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU \ Hungary

  • Alexander Ramsay Vice-Chair of the Preparatory Committee, and Deputy Director for Intellectual Property & Transports Ministry of Justice \ Sweden

  • Jérôme Debrulle Chair of the EPO Select Committee, Director of the Intellectual Property Office Ministry of Economy \ Belgium

  • Bruno Van Pottelsberghe Dean of Solvay Business School of Economics & Management UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES \ Belgium

  • Dr. Matthias Lamping Senior Research Fellow, IP and Competition Law Max Planck Institute \ Germany

Venue: Headquarters of the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI) in Paris
Date : Friday 28th June 2013
Time : From 9 AM to 6.30 PM

Programme and registration may be found here