Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2017 – The new Unitary Patent System on the launchpad

Powell Gilbert is pleased to co-sponsor Premier Cercle’s conference in the ongoing process for the implementation of the European patent system through a unitary patent and the establishment of the Unified Patent court. Key decision makers, industry representatives, institutional, academic and legal experts will provide a 360º overview and tackle the timely topics on the latest updates and recent developments of the UPC.

The event, which promises a full day of interesting debates, will be held in The European Patent Office in Munich on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

Key Topics:
Preparatory and Administrative committees: state of play
Judges’ selection process and profile of candidates
Administration of local divisions in the member states
Judges and industry debate
UPC Case Management System

Partner, Dr Penny Gilbert will be chairing the Panel session – Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal of the future UPC: are the judges ready?

The session will be discussing the following questions:

Local flavour or “everywhere the same” (harmonised approach)?
Jurisdictions during the transitional period?
The Court of Appeal: de novo or de jure approach?
Injunction: automatic or at discretion?

Venue : European Patent Office, Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1, 80469 Munich, Germany
Date : Wednesday 5th July 2017
Time : From 8:30 AM to 6.00 PM

Programme and registration may be found here.