While Europe is preparing for the European Patent Package and its impact on litigation and filing strategies, the EPO continues to create new challenges for applicants as well as parties to opposition and appeal proceedings. Some applicants therefore consider more thoroughly whether national IP rights are a suitable alternative to European patents. The differences between national and European prosecution/litigation will become more pronounced and the system more complex after establishment of the Unified Patent Court.
In the US, there have been new laws, namely the America Invents Act (AIA), and new Court decisions, that affect patent litigation and patent prosecution.
In view of these developments it seems increasingly important to have a clear perspective and thorough knowledge of the relevant systems, to be able to decide on the best strategy and to cope with any challenges in both the patent prosecution and litigation areas. This year’s CPPC seminar will provide you with that knowledge and insight for Europe and the US, so that you can become a real champion in the IP world!
The first seminar day (November 11) will address contentious issues of patent law. The focus of the morning of the second day (November 12) will be on prosecution and filing strategies.
For the first time we will dedicate one separately bookable part of the CPPC seminar, i.e. the afternoon of the second day (November 12) to IP transactions. We will focus on the most relevant practical aspects and recent developments of IP licensing and settlements, know-how protection, R&D agreements and IP Due Diligence in Europe and the US.
As in the past years, in addition to comparative views of the situation in the U.S. and Europe, expert comments from a Japanese perspective will be provided.
Simultaneous interpretation into Japanese will be provided throughout both seminars.
On the evening of November 11, all seminar participants are invited to the CPPC Reception at the Roppongi Hills Club (51st floor).
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo