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?

  • Compare costs for validation including translation costs, publication fees and attorney fees for national validations of EP versus costs obtaining UP (only one translation fee during transitional period);
  • Renewal fees, including related transactional costs of EP and UP;
  • Working on comparing costs between obtaining classical European patent protection and a Unitary Patent + classical European protection in Spain, Poland and Switzerland.

Bernard Ledeboer, European and Dutch Patent Attorney, Partner V.O. Patents & Trademarks
Thierry Sueur, former Vice President, European and International Affairs, Air Liquide. 

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