The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is an international court set up by participating EU Member States to deal with the infringement and validity of both Unitary Patents and European patents, putting an end to costly parallel litigation and enhancing legal certainty.
During this hands-on seminar, you will learn more about what exactly UP and UPC will mean for your business, regardless of whether you are a large company or an SME.
13:30- 14:00 | Registration
14:00 – 14:05 | Welcome by Nathalie Ragheno, Senior advisor Competence Centre Law & Business at the FEB
14:05 – 14:20 | Introduction by Patrice Pellegrino Director of the Brussels office at EPO
14:20– 14:50 | The economic importance of IP and patents in the new context by Gregor Langus, Founder and Expert at CompetitionSphere
14:50 – 15:20 UP: state of play (timeframe, next steps, main features,…) by Ben De Temmerman Attaché at FPS Economy
15:20 – 15:40 | Coffee break
15:40 – 16:00 | What does UPC mean for Belgium? (How will applications proceed? What do applicants do best? What about pending applications while UPC is already in place?) by Sam Granata, Judge at the Court of Appeal Antwerp
16:00 – 17:00 | Presentations and panel discussion by Patent Attorneys | by Elena Bertolotto, Senior Advisor Legal Affairs Department, BUSINESS EUROPE, François Gevers, European and Belgian Patent Attorney at GEVERS and Benoit Olbrechts, Manager Technology Scouting & IP Services at SIRRIS
Moderated by Flip Petillion, Managing Partner at PETILLION
17:15 – 18:00 | Cocktail
Thursday 29 September from 2:00pm until 6:00 pm.
Rue Ravensteinstraat 4
English, without simultaneous translation
Free of charge
In case you have confirmed your participation but you can no longer participate, we would like to ask you to cancel prior the 48 hours. In case you do not cancel within this time, we will charge a fee of 25 euros to cover catering costs.