In-depth workshops

15th of July 2022

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09.00 hrs | Opening, welcome and short introduction by the Chairman: Wouter Pors, Partner, Bird & Bird

09.15 hrs | Patent Strategy Workshop

The Unitary Patent will have deep impact on your patent strategy, learn in this workshop what is the best patent strategy for your (clients) organization.

  • Filing strategies: issues to consider
  • When should I opt-out, when opt-in? And how do I have to register my opt-out EP’s in a Sunrise register?
  • Portfolio management
  • Basics of Litigation strategies in the new system

Workshop leader: Paul Clarkson, Partner and Dutch and European Patent Attorney, NLO

11.15 hrs | Coffee and tea break

11.45 hrs | Costs & Litigation Workshop

What will be the cost of a Unitary Patent in comparison with the classical European Patent?

  • Case management system (get to know the system, registration as ‘representative’ for the CMS)
  • Registration as representative before the UPC (for opt-out and for litigation)
  • Check on license agreements
  • Postpone grants of your European patent applications
  • Patent portfolio management (which cases to opt out, when to file for unitary effect?)
  • Is your docketing system up to speed? How about your administrative employees?
  • Overseas territories (Isle of Man, Dutch Caribbean islands, French Caribbean islands, Greenland?)

Bart van Wezenbeek, Senior associate and Dutch and European patent attorney, V.O.

13.00 hrs | Lunch

13.45 hrs | Courts procedure & trial Workshop

The jurisdiction of the UPC and the national courts

  • Exercises on fictive infringement cases for strategy discussions
  • Excercise on the court procedure (written, intermediate and oral proceedings)
  • How to use the online case management system
  • How to prepare for online litigation

Workshop leader: Wouter Pors, Partner, Bird & Bird


15.30 | End