Keynote speakers UPP conference
Principal Director Patent Law and Multilateral Affairs, European Patent Office
Chairman of the Drafting Committee for the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court and Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP
Vice-President 3rd Chamber – Intellectual Property Paris Court of Appeal, France
Marie Courboulay has been a judge since 1983, and has worked on IP matters since 2002, first in the Court of First Instance of Nanterre, and since 2005, at the Court of First Instance Paris (Tribunal de grande instance Paris).
She is the head of the 3rd Chamber at the TGI Paris, specialising in copyright, trademarks, designs and patents. She keeps abreast of the recent developments in IP law and jurisprudence in France and Europe.
Dr. Klaus Grabinski
Judge, Federal Court of Justice of Karlsruhe, Germany
Dr Grabinski studied law at the Universities of Trier, Geneva and Cologne. He is co-author of a commentary on the European Patent Convention (Benkard, Europaisches Patentubereinkommen, 2nd edition) and a commentary on the German Patent Act (Benkard, Patentgesetz, 11th edition) and author of several articles concerning Patent Law, Civil Procedure and International Private Law.
Dr Grabinski is member of an Expert Panel that is advising the Preparatory Committee of the future Unified Patent Court on different work streams. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on patent law.