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ERA: Latest Developments on the EU Unitary Patent

Date       20-11-2013 to 26-11-2013

City: Brussels

Date: 25-26 November 2013

After agreement on a Unified Patent Court in February, the European Commission on Monday 29 July 2013 proposed to change legislation on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgements – the so-called Brussels I Regulation. The proposal aims to ensure compliance between the future Patent Court and the Brussels I Regulation. More information

The conference “Latest Developments on the EU Unitary Patent” organised by ERA on 25-26 November 2013 in Brussels will discuss the latest developments in the introduction of the unitary system of patent protection in the EU.


Key topics:

• Update on the ratification process and work of the Preparatory Committee

• Update on the work of the Select Committee

• Rules of Procedure under preparation

• Transitional period with opt-out 

• Alignment with the Brussels I Regulation


Practical recommendations on best tactics

• What territorial scope of protection to choose when filing a patent?

• Opt in or opt out?

• Before which division to litigate?

• Is bifurcation always the best option?

• Injunctions


Target group:

Patent attorneys, lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and other practitioners of law dealing with patent law and industrial property law.


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