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EPLAW – Report General meeting and Congress

04 Dec 2017

The European Patent Lawyers’ Association (EPLAW) Reports on Another Successful Year and Provides Update on Unified Patent Court (UPC) Progress

Brussels – EPLAW held its annual general meeting and congress on 24 November, 2017. The President reported on the continued growth of the membership, which is open only to European lawyers having well established patent litigation experience, now standing at over 340 members. The successful “out-reach” activities of the organisation over the past year were reported, including participation in the Federal Circuit Bar Association Global Series conference and the Venice European Patent Judges’ Forum.

Awards were presented for the best contributions in the patent moot held in Brussels, on 23 April 2017, as part of the Young EPLAW congress.

The AGM voted on a number of Board changes and recognised the outstanding contributions of Kevin Mooney.

Congress debated issues of comparative patent litigation practice, under national and UPC procedures, and discussed progress towards the UPC.

The entire report can be read here.
The congress presentations can be accessed here.