Thursday, 31 October 2013

ERA unitary patent event to focus on the Rules

There's an ERA conference coming up soon which should be of considerable interest to readers of this weblog. On 25 and 26 November 2013: "Latest Developments on the EU Unitary Patent" takes place in Brussels, the political capital of Belgium and the eating capital of the European Union, so far as this blogger can see. Anyway, concerning this event:
"The public consultation on the Rules of procedure for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was closed on 1 October 2013. The Drafting Committee will now evaluate the written contributions and prepare proposals on the Rules of procedure. This conference will offer an update on the legal developments regarding introduction of the Unitary Patent in the EU, and give practical recommendations on litigation strategies".
Participants are Paul van Beukering (Chairman of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee), Penny Gilbert (Powell Gilbert LLP),  Klaus Grabinski Drafting Committee on the Rules of Procedure for the UPC; Bundesgerichtshof judge); Willem Hoyng (Drafting Committee on the Rules of Procedure for the UPC), Johannes Karcher (Coordinator, Legal Framework Working Group of the UPC Preparatory Committee), Christof Keussen (Glawe Delfs Molle), Winfried Tilmann (Drafting Committee on the Rules of Procedure for the UPC), Bettina Wanner (Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH), Karen Vandekerckhove (DG Justice, European Commission) and Eskil Waage (International Legal Affairs, PCT European Patent Office).

For further information and registration details, just click here and all will be revealed.

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