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Annual Conference on European Patent Law 2018

  • Patenting emerging technological inventions
  • Patents and competition law
  • Potential scenarios for the Unitary Patent System after Brexit

, 25 October 2018 – 26 October 2018

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Area of law:

Patent Law


This 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.

Key topics

  • Patent litigation and patent-filing strategies in the life sciences and IT sectors
  • Patents and competition law
  • Infringement actions regarding second medical use patents
  • The doctrine of equivalence before and after Actavis v. Eli Lilly
  • The future of the Unitary Patent System

Who should attend?

Litigators specialised in patent law, in-house counsel, European patent attorneys and future judges of the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
10 % before 25.09.2018

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

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

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)

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