Unified Patent Court seminar series

21 March 2013

Full details of the second in our seminar series exploring the Unified Patent Court across Europe, taking place in Munich 

As you may know, Bird & Bird is running a series of seminars in 2013, across Europe, on the UPC.

We have various speakers at each seminar discussing how they see patent filing strategies and litigation before the UPC working in practice. This includes the latest news on the implementation of the system and the issues that are not covered by the Regulations and the Agreement, as well as strategic views on the new choices for patent protection and for litigation. Although this is a unified system, there will be differences in approach at the various  locations, which means you have to choose your options carefully. With the first seminar taking place in The Hague on 7 March, the seminar comprises the following remaining dates:

Thursday 21 March: Munich
Thursday 18 April: London
Friday 31 May: Paris 
Please find below the programme for our Munich seminar on 21 March. 

The programme

13.30 - 14.00
Registration and refreshments

14.00 - 14.15
Welcome and introduction
Oliver Jan Jüngst, Partner, Bird & Bird Germany

14.15 - 14.45
The unitary patent: the system, the choices, the strategies?
Michael Alt, Partner and European Patent Attorney, Bird & Bird Germany

14.45 - 15.15
The UPC court system - overview
Wouter Pors, Partner, Bird & Bird The Netherlands

15.15 - 15.30

15.30 - 16.00
Enforcements of patents with unitary effect/Rules of Procedure
Boris Kreye, Partner, Bird & Bird Germany

16.00 - 16.15
Views from the industry
Dr Rolf Finkele, Gardena Manufacturing GmBH, Global IP Husqvarna Gruppe

16.15 - 16.30
Political perspective and implementation of the system
Dr Angelika Niebler, Member of the European Parliament

16.30 - 17.15
Question and answer session

17.15 onwards

If you're interested in attending this event or for further information, please contact the Events Team at events@twobirds.com or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.