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The EU’s Unified Patent Court at Six Months: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Trends

Format: Webinar, On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 ~ SPECIAL TIME: 11am-12pm (Eastern Time)

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The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) took effect in June 2023, ushering in enforcement across the EU in a single action.

This practical webinar will bring you up to speed on the UPC’s first six months of operation,  looking particularly at the first decisions issued by the new Court to identify trends and considerations for patentees and IP practitioners. 

So far, the first UPC decisions have favored patentees, with speedy decisions on injunctions that are likely to attract more of these applications and have important implications for university TTOs and other IP owners. But the UPC is also in its infancy, and how it will decide and enforce cases continues to bear close scrutiny. It’s critical that universities and IP practitioners have a solid understanding of the benefits, risks, and operating principles of the Unitary Patent and the UPC.

We’ve recruited UK and European patent attorney Matthew Howell,  partner with HLK-IP, to bring you this important and timely webinar. He’ll provide keen insight into the inner workings of the UPC, the use of the Unitary Patent, and how these new elements of EU patent regulation should inform your strategy going forward.

The EU's Unified Patent Court at Six Months

Here is a sneak peek at the program agenda:

  • Review of the UPC and Unitary Patent System
  • Unpack and analyze the initial decisions issued by the UPC
  • Highlight trends and practice points
  • For U.S. patent holders: How the UPC can affect international licensing terms
  • UPC enforcement mechanisms

Registration includes access to the recorded streaming video for future training and education

Plus: Get all of your questions answered during the interactive Q&A

Meet your program leader

Matthew HowellMatthew Howell

Matthew joined HLK in 2018 and has more than 15 years of experience as a UK and EU patent attorney and has written extensively on the advent of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. Matthew specializes in the fields of electronics, computing (including software) and telecommunications, and has undertaken work on behalf of a variety of major international companies operating in these fields, as well as SMEs and major universities. He has a keen interest in assisting start-ups in developing effective IP strategies.

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Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package – the on-demand video and transcript. These will be delivered soon after the live program with no extra fee. 

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