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Annual Conference on European Patent Law 2017

  • Litigation and settlements in patent disputes
  • What future for the Unitary Patent System?

, 26 October 2017 – 27 October 2017

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Area of law:

Patent Law


This year’s annual conference will update patent litigators and attorneys on the ongoing EU initiatives in the field of patent law. The future of the Unitary Patent System and the consequences of Brexit will be discussed. Practical guidance on how to make the best use of EU and international legal instruments in patent licensing and litigation will be offered.

Key topics

  • The future of the Unitary Patent System in the context of Brexit
  • Patent litigation and patent filing strategies in the life sciences and IT sectors
  • Competition law aspects related to patent licensing and standard essential patents
  • Drafting patent licensing contracts pending the entry into force of the Unified Patent Court
  • FRAND litigation and arbitration

Who should attend?

Litigators and attorneys specialised in patent law, in-house counsel, European patent attorneys and future judges before the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
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More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 26.09.2017

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

40 % - Staff of European Union institutions and agencies;
Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier)

40% - Fellows of the European Law Institute

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