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Introductory seminar & Masterclass

HOFFMANN EITLE will be giving an “Introductory seminar” (in Spanish) and a “Masterclass” (in English), one just after the other, to get ready for the upcoming changes once the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) enters into force on 1st June 2023 (expected). Each seminar will be followed by a Q&A session. This webinar is free of charge.

The Introductory seminar will be given by Silvia Bertran Valls and Dr. Irene Martín, both European and Spanish patent attorneys at HOFFMANN EITLE, and will cover the basic aspects related to the European Patent with Unitary Effect (EP-UE) and Unified Patent Court (UPC). One aim of this Introductory seminar is to respond to questions such as: what is a European Patent with Unitary Effect, how can I obtain it, and how does it compare to the “classic” validation procedure in terms of costs and geographical protection. We will further discuss key features of the new UPC system, its competence and how to avoid it by requesting an opt-out.

In a second “Masterclass” seminar, Dr. Clemens Tobias Steins, partner in HOFFMANN EITLE’s patent litigation and contracts group and Dr. Joachim Renken, partner at the Biotech group at HOFFMANN EITLE will explain in more detail the EP-UE and UPC and will present patent and litigation strategies and considerations as to when to “opt out”. We will also look into the challenges and risks associated with the opt-out process.

As complementary resources for the webinar, you can download for free our new UPC handbook; you can also access our “Hoffmann Eitle Cost Calculator” to compare scenarios for unitary effect with national validations.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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