Forum Shopping and the Unified Patent Court: Choosing Among UPC Divisions and National Courts, Key Considerations
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the new EU Unitary Patent System and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The panel will discuss the key considerations for counsel when determining whether to file in the national courts or in the UPC, and if in the UPC, in which division to file. The panel will discuss the pros and cons of the different options and offer advice on best practices for selecting a forum or multiple fora (forums) within or outside the UPC.
- Where to file and when: key considerations
- UPC and which division
- National courts
- Pros and cons of the different options
- Limits of jurisdiction
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other vital issues:
- What are the benefits and risks of filing lawsuits in the UPC?
- What are the limits of jurisdiction of the Courts of First Instance of the UPC?
- What key considerations should companies and their counsel keep in mind when determining whether to file an infringement action in the UPC or in the national courts?
Mr. Bouvet has more than 20 years of experience in patent, trade secret, and plant variety rights litigation and is... | Read More
Mr. Bouvet has more than 20 years of experience in patent, trade secret, and plant variety rights litigation and is listed regularly among the best patent lawyers in France. His track record in enforcing and defending patents, for start-up or international groups, is significant. Mr. Bouvet has worked as lead trial counsel on high-profile matters in almost all fields of technology, including life sciences (drugs, biotechnologies, diagnostics, medical devices), chemistry, and electronics, as well as transportation, construction material, mechanics, consumer products, and leisure goods, most of them with a cross-border dimension. He is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Rhône-Alpes Group for the Protection of Intellectual Property ( former president), the European Patent Lawyers Association, and the French association of industrial property litigators. He is an administrator of Centre Paul Roubier, a research and training organization in industrial property law.Close
Szleper | Henry | Naumann Avocats
Mr. Naumann and his team handle litigation, arbitration, advisory and transactional work with respect to patents,... | Read More
Mr. Naumann and his team handle litigation, arbitration, advisory and transactional work with respect to patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, neighboring rights, image rights and trade dress. His media work includes French media regulations, motion picture production, distribution and merchandising, talent contract negotiation and collective bargaining, anti-piracy and enforcement for a number of studios and television stations. He regularly taught courses on French and European intellectual property litigation at the University of Strasbourg, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. In addition, Mr. Naumann is a regular contributor to trade and legal publications, and frequently speaks at conferences. He is admitted to practice in France and is an independent neutral for the World Intellectual Property Organization, particularly for domain names.Close