The Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) will become a reality in April 2023. It will have a profound and lasting impact on the European patent landscape. Described by EPO President, António Campinos, as “the most important change in the European patent system since the EPO took up its operations in 1977”, it will inevitably bring about a significant change to the patent strategies of businesses and patent advisors alike. Continue reading
I’m delighted to welcome Helen Smith today, a freelance translator based in Oxford, UK. She obtained a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) from the University of Oxford, and then worked for 5 years at a top 50 City of London law firm, where she trained and qualified as a solicitor. You can find out more about Helen from her website.
Helen kindly offered to report on the recent Oxford conference on the Unitary Patent for those of us who weren’t able to attend. Over to you Helen!
Following yesterday’s post on the Oxford conference on the new unitary patent system, I thought readers might like to know that there will also be a conference in Milan, at the University of Milano-Bicocca, to be held on Friday 27 September 2013.
The conference is supported by the European Commission Representation in Italy, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property – Italian Group (AIPPI).
The Institute of European and Comparative Law at the University of Oxford, and the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia, present a conference entitled Perspectives on the Unitary (EU) Patent System, to be held on 4 & 5 October 2013, at the Ship Street conference centre, Jesus College, Oxford, UK.
The conference is CPD accredited by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.