Untangling the UPC: What in-house patent experts need to know now

JUVE PATENT and BARDEHLE PAGENBERG invited in-house IP counsel and expert guests from selected tech firms to an informal in-house IP networking event.

The Unified Patent Court opened for business on 1 June; 20 days in, we wanted to reflect on this historic milestone and explore what the future will bring.

The first few months of this new dawn in global patent litigation will be critical and present companies with new challenges. A whole new body of case law will evolve, and judges will have to settle into their new roles on international panels. To begin with, the UPC Agreement is wide open to interpretation.

The event was an exclusive opportunity to discuss with journalists from JUVE PATENT, industry representatives, lawyers, and patent attorneys from the IP boutique BARDEHLE PAGENBERG what in-house experts need to know for the first 12 months of the new European patent court.

This event was aimed at in-house IP counsel who deal with litigation in Europe across a wide range of industries, be it from the claimant or defendant side. It was an opportunity to evaluate new methodologies, learn through the experiences of their peer group, and discuss how the UPC will change the game in European and global patent litigation.

Read our summary with insightful facts and figures, shared by the speakers, at JUVE PATENT.

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Hybrid: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB, together with JUVE PATENT (in person and online)
Prinzregentenplatz 7
81675 Munich

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We are happy to share the presentation of our keynote speaker Prof. Leistner with you.
Feel free to download the slides here:

Keynote: "How will the UPC and the CJEU harmonize global patent law" Prof. Dr. Leistner, LMU MunichPDF


3 pm

Registration | Networking

4 pm

Welcome Address | Introduction

Mathieu Klos, Editor JUVE PATENT (Host)

Opening Keynote: "How will the UPC and the CJEU harmonize global patent law"

Prof. Dr. Leistner, Professor for Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law of Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität München

Panel 1: Three weeks into the UPC – observations and predictions

This panel addressed the following aspects:

  • Statistics: number of cases filed, local divisions seized, number of preliminary injunctions requests including timeline
  • How will decisions be made at the UPC?
  • Will national litigation be replaced?
  • Will national case law be influenced by the UPC?
  • Chances and risks of a developing system (e.g. potential impact by the draft SEP Regulation

    Panel 2: Franco-German UPC Litigation Strategies

    This panel addressed the following aspects:

    • The UPC perception of the French and German stakeholders
    • The Franco-German influence at the UPC
    • Role of the German and French divisions of the UPC
    • Forum shopping and multi-patent litigation
    • Effective saisie contrefacon strategies (offensive and defensive)
    • Hybrid litigation strategies

    Final closing remarks

    Mathieu Klos, Editor JUVE PATENT

    Prof. Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy, Attorney-at-Law, Certified IP lawyer, Commercial Mediator (MuCDR), UPC Representative, Partner BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

    7 pm

    Networking: Drinks and snacks on the rooftop terrace and in the lounge area

    Picture Gallery