21 April 2022

Masterclass: UPC decision making with example case studies

When: Thursday 21 April 2022 | 18:00 – 18:45 (BST)

Speakers: Christopher Hamer and Andreas Wietzke

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The advent of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and with it the option for Unitary Patent (UP) protection is projected for late 2022 or early 2023. While both topics have been widely discussed as to their projected usefulness and explained in a variety of different formats recently, this has not necessarily led to greater clarity for UPC decision makers. Little light has yet been shed on how to approach the decisions that now have to be made in-house, or how practitioners might advise their clients in this regard.

In this UPC masterclass, Mathys & Squire Partners Chris Hamer and Andreas Wietzke of our London and Munich offices respectively will discuss all relevant aspects including the pros and cons of the UPC from the perspective of patent applicants, in-house counsel and decision makers. Our speakers will look at example case studies covering a range of industries, portfolio sizes and markets, as well as potential approaches.

Participants will be invited to complete a UPC decision questionnaire ahead of the session and further bespoke workshop details will be provided upon registration.

After this masterclass, you will be in a position to understand and begin to consider potential implications for your business from the UPC.

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