One year into the UPC. Legal diversity breeds success.

Untangling the factors that determine the outcome of cases at the Unified Patent Court


JUVE PATENT and BARDEHLE PAGENBERG invited in-house IP counsel and expert guests from selected tech firms to a very special IP networking event, celebrating the first anniversary of the UPC.

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


Date & Time: Friday, May 31, 2024, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (CET), followed by a networking reception

LocationHotel Ritz Paris, 15 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France 


Format: Hybrid (in-person attendance plus live stream to allow international participation)

The Unified Patent Court opened for business on June 1, 2023, and has since redefined the very framework of global patent litigation. There are currently more than 330 cases pending before the UPC. Since last June, the UPC's local and central divisions as well as the Court of Appeal have handed down numerous orders and judgments.

One year later, we would like to reflect with you on this historic milestone and explore the first decisions of the UPC's various divisions, and look at the harmonization tendencies of the UPC Court of Appeal.

Learn more about the advantages the UPC brings for your company's litigation strategies and what you need to consider to minimize risk.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to discuss with journalists from JUVE PATENT, industry representatives, and lawyers/patent attorneys from the IP boutique BARDEHLE PAGENBERG what in-house experts need to know after the first 12 months of the new European patent court and for future litigation in Europe.

We welcome a wide range of industries, be it from the claimant or defendant side. It is an opportunity to evaluate new methodologies, to learn through the experiences of your peer group, and discuss how the UPC already changes the game in European and global patent litigation.

IP Event
Patent Litigation, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Patent Prosecution


L'événement a déjà eu lieu.

Hybrid: BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB, together with JUVE PATENT (in person and online)
Hotel Ritz Paris, 15 place Vendôme
75001 Paris

Langue de la Conférence


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

Keynote: "The UPC Rules of Procedure – the making-of"PDF


3 pm

Registration | Networking

4 pm

Welcome Address | Introduction

Mathieu Klos, Editor JUVE PATENT

Johannes Lang, Managing Partner BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

Julien Fréneaux, Partner & Head of the Paris' Office of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

4.05 pm

Opening Keynote "The UPC Rules of Procedure – the making-of"

Pierre Véron, Avocat, Arbitrator, Member of the Drafting Committee of the UPC Rules of Procedure

4.30 pm

Panel 1: One year into the UPC: Statistics, Trends, Lessons Learnt, Outlook

Moderator: Julien Fréneaux

Panelists: Tilman  Müller-Stoy; Tilman Müller;  Eric Whitaker (10x Genomics); Sophie Pasquier (Philips)


    5.30 pm

    Coffee Break

    5.50 pm

    Panel 2: The interplay of UPC revocation actions, EPO opposition proceedings and national nullity attacks

    Moderator: Tobias Wuttke

    Panelists: Tobias Kaufmann; Alexander Haertel (Deutsche Telekom AG); Anne Julia Meinel (Roche Diabetes Care GmbH); Dr. Suzanne Wassmann (Solvay GmbH)

    6.50 pm

    Closing remarks

    Mathieu Klos, Editor JUVE PATENT

    7 pm

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