"Bird & Bird is running a series of seminars in 2013, across Europe, on the UPC. There will be various speakers at each seminar discussing how they see patent filing strategies and litigation before the UPC working in practice. This will include the latest news on the implementation of the system and the issues that are not covered by the Regulations and the Agreement, as well as a strategic view on the new choices for patent protection and for litigation. Although this is a unified system, there will be differences in approach at the various locations, which means you have to choose your options carefully."
Speakers include Paul van Beukering, Manager of Intellectual Propety Unit, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands and Samuel Granata, Judge in the commercial court of Antwerp (Belgium).
Seminar dates and locations are as follows:
Thursday 7 March: The Hague
Thursday 21 March: Munich
Thursday 18 April: London
Friday 31 May: Paris
The program of the first meeting is posted below: