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Session thirteen - Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) - Issues around ownership and licensing

  • Ownership issues affecting Unitary Patent registration
  • Ownership issues affecting litigation and opt outs at the UPC
  • Considerations for licensees and licensors relating to the UP and UPC
  • Case studies

The session will include two parts: Part One will be an in-depth presentation on 22 June 2022 and Part Two is a panel discussion on 29 June 2022, that will delve into the questions raised in Part One.

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Practical Masterclass in Patenting AI at the EPO - London

16th June 2022

This half day masterclass will explore various aspects of patenting AI at the EPO. Through an interactive case study, interviews with EPO insiders and our own attorney experience, the event will provide you with greater insights and tips for successful IP strategies in this challenging and constantly evolving area. The masterclass will be relevant to practitioners in all technical sectors which intersect with AI, including Tech, Pharma and Life Sciences. The Masterclass will also cover the impact of recent UPC developments on the AI landscape.

Session twelve - Materials Science inventions – some practice and EPO case law updates

25th May 2022

  • EPO case law review – overlapping numerical ranges
  • Patent filing trends in recyclable and bio-based plastics
  • EPO case law review – multiple selection of parameter ranges

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Session eleven: Part two - Panel Discussion on Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

18th May 2022

  • Common misconceptions about opting out
  • Licensing, ownership and transactions
  • Jurisdiction and potential for forum shopping
  • Impact of the UPC on opposition practice

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Edge of Open Book Pages

Session eleven: Part one - Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

30th March 2022

  • A refresher on the UP and UPC systems
  • Where we are now
  • What patent proprietors and applicants need to think about before the UP and UPC systems come into effect
  • Case studies

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Session ten - Focus on Materials Science

26th January 2022

  • EPO Case Law Update: Focus on Materials Cases – Clarity and Sufficiency
  • Materials from a mechanical perspective
  • AI-based inventions in Materials Science

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Session nine - Focus on Tech

17th November 2021

  • Common issues encountered in patenting electronics
  • Drafting tips to reduce the risk of encountering these issues
  • Criteria to help decide which inventions to patent
  • When to patent
  • Filing strategies

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Lab Experiment

Session eight - Focus on chemistry, pharma and healthcare

11th November 2021

  • EPO case law update
  • Enforcing second medical use claims across Europe
  • SPC update

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Patenting AI

AI drafting and prosecution strategies for experts

29th September 2021

  • Drafting techniques
  • Case law
  • Trends in AI

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Patenting AI at the EPO - an introduction

22nd September 2021

  • What kinds of AI inventions are likely to be patentable at the EPO?
  • How to push a draft AI application in the right direction for an EPO grant
  • EPO practice for examining “mixed-type” inventions
  • New practice: sufficiency and comparative data, especially for AI inventions

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Session seven - Requesting re-establishment of rights at the EPO and national offices

18th August 2021

  • EPO case law update
  • Patent Restorations across key European jurisdictions

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Session six - Inventions that bridge different areas of technology

8th June 2021

  • EPO case law update
  • Patenting AI – Tips for patents across the technology spectrum
  • Developing the way we patent Medical Technology

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Session five - Focus on pharma, chemistry and healthcare

25th March 2021

  • EPO case law/New EPO guidelines section on antibodies
  • Plausibility
  • SPCs

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Session four - Focus on tech

17th March 2021

  • Recent case law updates including changes to the EPO guidelines on databases and oral proceedings via videoconference
  • Updates in European design law

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Session three – Differing approaches towards national EP rights

27th January 2021

  • EPO Case Law update
  • Utility Models
  • Doctrine of equivalents

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Session two - Cross-border challenges

12th November 2020

  • EPO Case Law update
  • Cost effective patent strategies for multijurisdictional new product launches – using the litigation process as a tool to maximise success

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Session one - Changing times

23rd September 2020

  • Update on EPO Case Law
  • Videoconference Oral Proceedings at the EPO
  • Brexit

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