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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court


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In this webinar dedicated to the upcoming Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court, we will discuss the fundamentals of the new Unitary Patent system, its current status, and the issues that patent holders and applicants should already be thinking about. In particular, we will cover:

  •  the process for obtaining unitary patents,
  • opt-outs for “classic” European patents, and
  • significant changes in the way that licensing and contracts should be considered in the context of the new system.

Our webinar will be moderated by Robert Alderson, US & European Patent Attorney and the presenters will be Michael Nielsen, UK & European Patent Attorney, and Mariella Massaro, Certified Licensing Professional & IP Strategist.

Robert is one of a very small number of intellectual property attorneys working at a European IP firm who has a law degree from the United States and is qualified to practice before both the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. His responsibility at Berggren primarily involves international client relations activities. Robert often writes and speaks on a variety of intellectual property-related topics, particularly concerning comparative IP law issues. In his professional capacity, Robert has a great deal of experience in patent prosecution, litigation, licensing, opinion letter-writing, and IP due diligence matters.

Michael is an experienced European and UK Patent Attorney, having personally handled hundreds of European patent applications in the course of his career, and is experienced in conducting oral proceedings in examination, opposition, and appeal cases at the European Patent Office. He regularly writes on the topics of the Unitary Patent, Unified Patent Court, and developments in European patent practice. He is a member of the Professional Education Committee of epi, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO, which oversees continuing professional education and qualification of European Patent Attorneys, and a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

Mariella is a Certified Licensing Professional and works on international IP and commercial transactions and projects, including licensing and IP infringement issues across multiple jurisdictions. She also helps in developing effective IP strategies in key global markets for a variety of businesses, from high-tech to iconic design and fashion companies. Mariella has authored several publications on European IP law. She is also a frequent speaker at international events and workshops on a variety of IP and Privacy issues.

This webinar will be held in English.

You can register for free simply by leaving your contact information.  You will receive a personal link before the event.  Even if you are not able to join the live session, please sign up anyway so you can receive a free recording afterward.

For more information on this webinar, please contact: anu.flink@berggren.fi 

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