How to understand and draft search reports and written opinions (advanced level) – Vilnius, Lithuania3 maggio 2017
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court – epi – Eindhoven, Netherlands20 settembre 2017
Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: epi roadshow - Bern, Switzerland
Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office organizes a seminar dedicated to the upcoming UP and UPC system.
Link to the event description on epi website.
The seminars will provide knowledge of unitary patent protection and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) to allow epi members to work with the new system and to advise clients on strategic choices, for example on whether to request unitary effect for their European patents, or when and whether to opt their non-unitary European patents out of the UPC.
From Community Patent to Unitary Patent
The legal framework
The additional tasks entrusted to the EPO by the participating Member States
The basic concept of the unitary patent
Procedural issues and fees
Register for unitary patent protection and publications
Territorial field of application
The unitary patent as an object of property
Rights and limitations
UPC: court structure, jurisdiction, territorial scope
How and when will the UPC become operational? transitional phasing-in period (sunrise period), activities before entry into force
General overview over procedure; Rules of Procedure; provisional measures, patent infringement actions, revocation actions, provisional measures, evidence, languages
Relationship between parallel or subsequent EPO opposition proceedings and UPC-actions
UPC procedure against decisions of the EPO
Cost of proceedings
Roles of Patent Attorneys at UPC, representation and how to become qualified to represent at UPC, privilege,
UPC-register; opt-out and opt-in procedure
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