Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: Maison de la Recherche 54, rue de Varenne 75007 Paris
The Academy of European Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London will be holding a conference in Paris on the 29 and 30 November 2012 on the subject of:
The Creation of Unitary Patent Protection in the European Union.
The implementation of a unitary patent in the European Union requires the adoption of two Regulations; one on the creation of unitary patent protection (COM(2011)215) and a second on the applicable translation arrangements (COM(2011)216).
An international draft agreement that would have established a patent court system with exclusive jurisdiction for infringement and validity issues relating to both EU and traditional European patents was adopted by the Council in 2009. Considered by the CJEU as incompatible with the EU Treaties (Opinion 1/09), a new agreement on a Unified Patent Court restricting the Court Agreement to EU Member States was adopted in 2011. On 29 June 2012, the European Council reached an agreement on the location of the Unified Patent Court. The seat of the central division will be in Paris but two sections competent for specific cases will be created, one in London (for chemicals and pharmaceuticals) and one in Munich (for mechanical engineering). The conference will offer a platform for discussion on the latest proposals which are now being discussed within the European Parliament.
A round table involving legal practitioners, experts and users of the patent system will discuss the impact of the new system.
Judges, patent attorneys, IP practitioners and other business lawyers, as well as national and EU civil servants dealing with patent law issues.
This event is accredited with 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
* to be confirmed
Visit the Academy of European Law (ERA) website to book online.