The patent system in Europe is set to undergo its biggest change in decades with the introduction of a new Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the availability of a new pan-European “Unitary Patent” (UP). With the UK having recently taken steps towards ratifying the Unified Patent Court agreement, we could see changes starting to come into effect before the year is out. Patent owners and applicants should be considering both what action to take with their existing portfolio and whether they want to obtain unitary patents in the future.
Join us for a late-afternoon session where we address this topic, providing some practical advice on managing these up-coming changes in the technology transfer arena, and taking a look at how the implementation of the UPC and the Unitary Patent might affect your day-to-day decision making.
The seminar, which will take place from 4.00 – 7.30pm on Thursday 5 October, is specifically targeted at those working in the technology transfer field.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about their own situation and there will be plenty of time for networking over drinks.
Who should attend?
Anybody working in technology transfer organisations or university spinouts, and other university-based scientists, inventors or entrepreneurs.
16.00 - 16.30 - Arrival, registration and refreshments
16.30 - 18.30 - Presentations and discussion
18.30 - 19.30 - Networking and refreshments
Etc. Venues Farringdon - The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN
To book a place please visit the registration page.