The UP & UPC – Preparing for a new Era in Patent Litigation

The imminent arrival of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) system represent the most important change ever seen in the European patent landscape over the past 50 years. After plans for the system were hindered by numerous setbacks, including Brexit, the UPC Administrative Committee expects the system to go live in Q1 2023.

Following on from our webinars earlier this year, we are delighted to invite you, in partnership with ACC Europe, to our in-person seminar on this important topic, where we will be joined by guest speaker, Michael Fröhlich, Director of European and International Legal Affairs at the European Patent Office, as well as industry experts from various sectors.

We hope you can join us.


14:45 - 15:00 Registration 
15:00 - 15:30

The UPC – from the perspective of the EPO

Michael Fröhlich, Director of European and International Legal Affairs, European Patent Office

  • Q&A with audience
15:30 - 16:30

Current landscape of the UPC by Bird & Bird

  • Current state of play, incl. issues of relief, injunction gap, calculation of damages, procedure


Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan
Wouter Pors
Giovanni Galimberti
Christopher Maierhoefer

16:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 18:30

Panel discussion & Q&A

Moderators: Domien Op de Beeck and Katharina Pehle - Bird & Bird


Mathilde Rauline - Sanofi
Lynne Kamibayashi - Nestlé
Béatrice Levy-Moulin - Renault

18:30 - 20:00  Networking Drinks & Canapés


Edouard VII Business Center
23 Rue Edouard VII, Entry required at 1 rue Edouard VII
75009 Paris

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