Navigating the New EU Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court
Strategic Considerations for U.S. Applicants and Patentees
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide patent counsel on the new EU Unitary Patent System and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Also covered will be the nuts and bolts of the systems and strategic considerations for U.S. applicants and patentees with European portfolios.
- Nuts and bolts of the Unitary Patent System and UPC
- Strategic considerations for U.S. applicants and patentees with European portfolios
- Guidance on what needs to be done to prepare for the new system
The panel will review these and other vital issues:
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the EU Unitary Patent System? How does it differ from the current system?
- What are the benefits and risks of the UPC?
- What key considerations should companies and their counsel keep in mind as they navigate the new systems?
- What steps should patent counsel take now and in the future to prepare for the new systems?
Dr. Hazel Ford
European Patent Attorney
Mathys & Squire
Dr. Ford is a European and UK patent attorney with extensive experience drafting patent applications and prosecuting... | Read More
Dr. Ford is a European and UK patent attorney with extensive experience drafting patent applications and prosecuting them globally. She has particular experience of patent prosecution at the European Patent Office (EPO) in the fields of biotechnology (including antibodies, vaccines, genes and proteins), and pharmaceuticals (including drug formulation, diagnostics and new administration regimes). Alongside Dr. Ford’s substantial experience with EPO opposition and appeal proceedings, she also advises clients on all aspects of patent strategy, including coordination of related patents and patent applications worldwide, and interactions between drafting, prosecution and opposition matters.Close
Leythem A. Wall
Director, European and UK Patent Attorney
Mr. Wall is a European and UK patent attorney and litigator specializing in the chemical, consumer products, energy,... | Read More
Mr. Wall is a European and UK patent attorney and litigator specializing in the chemical, consumer products, energy, material, mechanical, medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to founding Oxon IP, he was a Partner in major European and U.S. IP law firms, and before then in-house patent counsel for some of the world’s largest U.S. and European multinationals. He regularly represents clients in Opposition and Appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office as lead counsel in a wide variety of technical areas. He has won numerous defensive and offensive oppositions, including multi-party proceedings, and successful coordination with disputes in multiple jurisdictions such as UK, Germany, US, China, Japan, Korea, and India. Mr. Wall sits on the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Litigation Committee, the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) European Practice Committee and is President of the European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT).Close