Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Calling all junior practitioners: IPSoc event on the UPC

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“Following on from Don McCombie’s recent series of posts on this weblog, IPSoc (the society for junior IP practitioners in the UK) has organised a seminar on Tuesday 11 June entitled “The European Unified Patent Court – Patent Litigation in the Brave New World: What do the proposals mean for junior practitioners in the UK?” The event is hosted at Latham & Watkins’ Bishopsgate offices. Registration opens at 18:30, with the talk commencing at 19:00, and there will be a drinks reception to follow from 20:00.

The seminar will provide an overview of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) proposals, with a particular focus on:
• the potential impact of the UPC on UK patent attorneys, solicitors and barristers in particular;

• the likely timing of the proposals and how long it might take for the full effects of the UPC to be felt; and

• our hopes and fears for the day-to-day practice of patent litigation in the UK and Europe under the new system.
Full details of the event, including how to sign-up, can be found here

Although the event is only open to IPSoc members, IPSoc membership is itself open to the vast majority of junior IP practitioners in the UK (see here for membership details).

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