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Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2016
Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court 2016
A Final Countdown?
Government Officials, EU Representations,
EU Commission & Parliament Members,
Officials from the European Patent Office
and National/EU member States' IP Offices,
World Intellectual Property Organization,
Judicial, Innovation, Finance Administrations,
Universities and Public R&D Centres,
European Judges: 1st Instance, Appeals, Supreme Courts,
Judges of Specialized National Patent and EPO Jurisdictions,
Commercial Court Judges, Expert Judges, Arbitrators,
European and National/Regional Patent Attorneys,
IP Agents, Barristers and Sollicitors,
Chief IP Officers,
Directors of IP Litigation,
Heads/members of Patent Departments,
Managers of Patent Administration,
CTOs, Chief R&D Officers,
Private Equity Funds,
IP Specialized Funds,
Brokers and Advisors,
Strategy & Valuation Consulting Firms,
Audit & Taxation Consultancies,
8:30 am Welcome coffee 9:00-9:10 am Foreword by the Conference Chair Willem Hoyng Partner HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER \ The Netherlands 9:10-9:30 am Conference opening address Benoît Battistelli President EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE 9:30-10:30 am UP & UPC latest updates from EPO Select Committee and UPC Preparatory Committee: Current state of progress and expected introduction of the UP&UPC. Practical issues. Fees. Court procedures. Updates on logistics (courts location, divisions, IT system, etc.). Transitional period, sunrise register and early opt-out demands. National or UP law? > Unitary Patent review Jérôme Debrulle Chair EPO Select Committee, Director of the Intellectual Property Office BELGIAN MINISTRY OF ECONOMY \ Belgium > Unified Patent Court: open in 2017? The overall approach Alexander Ramsay Chair PREPARATORY COMMITTEE, Deputy Director for Intellectual Property & Transport MINISTRY OF JUSTICE \ Sweden The operational approach Max Brunner Chargé de Mission JUB, General Secretariat, European and International Affairs MINISTRY OF JUSTICE \ France > Recruitment of judges: selection, appointment, education & training Dr. György Kozma HR and Judicial Working Group Coordinator PREPARATORY COMMITEE Chief of Cabinet PERMANENT REPRESENTATION OF HUNGARY TO EU / Belgium > Issues of Art. 83 of the Treaty - Implementations Prof. Dr. Ansgar Ohly Chair of Civil Law, Intellectual Property and Comptetition Law UNIVERSITY OF MUNCHEN \ Germany Chair: Dr. Mirko Weinert Partner HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER \ Germany 10:30-11:00 am Coffee break 11:00-12:15 pm Rules of Procedures and material law. How to get consistency between the Divisions? Introductory remarks, pros and cons of bifurcation, hearing of experts, duration, oral argument, preliminary injunctions, file wrapper estoppel, doctrine of equivalents, inventive steps. Do fees and recoverable costs make the UPC an attractive forum? Dr. Carsten Zülch Deputy Chair of the Patent Senate OBERLANDESGERICHT KARLSRUHE \ GERMANY His Honour Judge Hacon Presiding Judge IP ENTERPRISE COURT (IPEC) \ United Kingdom Hon. Rian Kalden Judge COURT OF APPEAL OF THE HAGUE \ The Netherlands Samuel Granata Judge COMMERCIAL COURT OF ANTWERP \ Belgium Chair: Penny X. Gilbert Partner POWELL GILBERT \ Great-Britain 12:15-12:30 pm Keynote Address Margot Fröhlinger Principal Director Unitary Patent, European and International Legal Affairs EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE 12:30-2:00 pm Buffet Lunch 2:00-3:15 pm UP&UPC : An International Perspective What lessons to be learned from other jurisdictions? How to ask technical questions? How to cross-examen? The role of expert witnesses and court experts. Technically qualified judges, what role will they have before the different divisions? Experience from US Patent Reform? Parallels with the new post-grant review system. Experience in setting up the ‘new’ Swiss court.. Nakashima Motoyuki Judge, FIRST DIVISION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HIGH COURT OF JAPAN \ Japan Seong-Soo Park Attorney, IP Practice Group, KIM & CHANG \ SOUTH COREA Tobias Bremi Second Ordinary Judge, SWISS FEDERAL PATENT COURT \ Switzerland Jennifer Polse Senior Patent Litigation Counsel, GOOGLE \ United States of America Chair: Gabriel Cuonzo Partner TREVISAN & CUONZO \ Italy 3:30-5:00 pm Tailoring new IP Strategies for your Business: Which businesses will benefit the most from the UP&UPC? New patent portfolio creation, monetization and protection strategies under the new system. Impact on existing joint-ventures and licensing agreements. Who will be the “early adopters” of the new system? Comments on ‘Opting in’ or ‘Opting Out’. New patent filing, enforcement and litigation strategies. How to rationally prepare your portfolio for the new opportunities? > Comments from IT & High-Tech Richard Lloyd Patent Development Director HEWLETT PACKARD \ France Alan Pedersen-Giles, Senior IP Policy Counsel INTEL CORPORATION \ United States of America > Comments from Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Chemical Industry Dr. Hugo N. Caro Head of Intellectual Property FERRER \ Spain Francesco Macchetta Director Intellectual Property BRACCO IMAGING SPA \ Italy > Comments from Consumer & Industrial Goods Sergio Lasca Head of Intellectual Property – Patents & Know How PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A. \ Italy Cristiano Cori Chief IP Counsel TMS, GENERAL ELECTRIC \ Italy Co-Chair: Rainer Hilli Managing Partner ROSCHIER \ Finland Vittorio Cerulli Irelli Partner TREVISAN & CUONZO \ Italy 5:00-6:00 pm Cocktail reception
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