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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
1000 Brussels

English, without simultaneous translation

Free of charge

Cancellation policy?
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.

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