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  • Recorded Webinar from November 29, 2023
180 Days of UPC: How It Started… How It's Going…

Please join Fitch Even for a free webinar, “180 Days of UPC: How It Started… How It’s Going…,” on Wednesday, November 29, at 9:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. MST / 11:00 a.m. CST / 12 Noon EST.

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) went live on June 1, 2023. While it’s still early, we now have almost six months of data on the unitary patent and the UPC to help guide decisions as to whether to request unitary effect for European patents, and whether to bring enforcement actions in the UPC.

During this webinar, our presenters will address these topics and more:

  • Latest Developments
  • Predicted Trends
  • Considerations for U.S. Attorneys Contemplating the UP/UPC Pathway
  • Highlights from the U.S. Bar - EPO Liaison Council's Discussions with EPO Managing Officials last month

Our speakers will be Fitch Even attorneys Joe Shipley and Mary Fetsco and Appleyard Lees partner Simon Bradbury.

Joe has assisted clients with international patent portfolio management, litigation, and other IP matters for over 40 years. He is a delegate to the U.S. Bar – EPO Liaison Council and has been elected to serve as secretary to the Council next year.

Mary is an experienced IP litigator, with an extensive background in both patent litigation and trademark anti-counterfeiting litigation and enforcement.

Simon is a partner at Appleyard Lees in the UK. Simon’s practice encompasses a wide range of technologies within life sciences and biotechnology, and he is particularly involved in formulating IP strategies for start-ups, spin-outs and SMEs.   

A recording of this webinar is available through November 28, 2024.

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