Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Dream, Wish or Reality? This year's Laddie Lecture

The Second Annual Sir Hugh Laddie lecture, "From National Patent Litigation to a European Patent Court: a Dream, a Wish or Soon Reality?", takes place on 15 June 2010 in the Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London. This year's speaker is well chosen for the subject, being none other than Raimund Lutz (President of the Bundespatentgericht). The event is hosted by IBIL (the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law), which is part of the Law Faculty, University College London. Professor Jan Brinkhof is in the chair.

The theme of this year's lecture is as follows:
"For more than four decades experts and politicians have endeavored to create a European Patent Court. Such a European Patent Litigation System would be indispensable for a future Community Patent, or as it is now called, an EU-Patent. Some also believe it would be desirable to make this court responsible for the European Bundle Patents in order to unify the decisions made regarding the whole of these bundles.

President Lutz will discuss the status and future of this project, as well as possible alternatives to some of the details of the proposed solutions".
President of the Court since 2006, Herr Lutz was formerly Head of the Subdivision for Trade and Business Law at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin, where his primary focus was on intellectual property.

You can click here for full details and registration.

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