Workshop on the subject „Strategic aspects of German patent law and practice in view of the UPC”
January 9, 2023, in Barcelona (Spain), 04:00 pm, Hotel Casa Fuster
What are the advantages of German national patent rights over a unitary patent? Are both possibilities compatible? Is it better to litigate before the UPC or before national courts? What to do in case a unitary patent is limited or revoked following an attack before the UPC? Is a German national patent a good back up?
We will be happy to address these and other questions during the event we will be hosting in Barcelona on January 9, 2023. 5 German and European patent attorneys of Boehmert & Boehmert will be there to discuss the strategic advantages German patent law offers to international clients, in particular in view of the upcoming entry into force of the UPC.
The event is aimed at patent professionals of our collaborating IP firms interested in knowing more about aspects of the German patent system that may be exploited by their clients. The talks and discussions will be held in English and Spanish. It shall be an excellent opportunity to gather, talk and share thoughts and impressions.
Hotel Casa Fuster
Pg. de Gràcia, 132, 08008 Barcelona
- 04:00 pm – 04:30 pm
Reception, coffee & pastries
- 04:30 pm – 04:45 pm
Welcome and introduction
- 04:45 pm – 05:30 pm
TALK 1: Interesting aspects of German patent system for international applicants: Pros and cons of German applications vs European applications, procedural advantages of German application, Fees at GPTO vs Fees at EPO.
- 05:30 pm – 06:15 pm
TALK 2: German utility models: Use cases, Patentability conditions, protectable subject-matter, branch-off, cancellation proceedings.
- 06:15 pm – 07:00 pm
TALK 3: Strategic considerations in view of German patent law and UPC: litigation in Germany vs litigation before UPC, review of interesting German national case law, use of German national rights as back up rights for unitary patents.
- 07:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Drinks & cocktails
Participation is free of charge. Please kindly confirm or decline attendance. You can register for the event in the following.
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Let’s meet in Barcelona on January 9, 2023!
We are looking forward to seeing you there. You will meet the following patent attorneys of our firm: