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UPC – Update – "Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent after Brexit"

13 Jul 2016

Update: Pierre Véron reports that the conference “Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent after Brexit” was a great success and hosted more than 150 participants in the room and more than 100 through the internet.

A video of the conference can be seen here.

The papers and presentations of de presentations of Winfried Tilmann and Rowan Freeland can be downloaded here.


The French UJUB (Union pour la Juridiction unifiée du brevet; Union for the Unified Patent Court), the association founded in Paris by all the French professionals interested into the success of the Unified Patent Court (patent lawyers, patent attorneys, SME, businesses) organizes a conference “Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent after Brexit”
tomorrow Wednesday 6 July 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00 at Gide law firm offices, 22, cours Albert Premier, 75008 Paris.

The program of this conference can be found below. The casting includes Alexander Ramsay, Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court, and EPLAW members Winfried Tilmann and Rowan Freeland.

The conference will be broadcast live here.

A few seats may be still available. Should you wish to attend, please send an email to:


Program: Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent after Brexit

The users’ expectations 

Thierry Sueur, Chairman, UJUB – Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee, MEDEF – Chairman, Patent Working Group, BusinessEurope – Intellectual Property Strategy, Air Liquide

Legal Aspects: how to keep the UK as Partner in the Patent Package

Prof. Dr. Winfried Tilmann, Consultant, Hogan Lovells International LLP Düsseldorf

A UK perspective

Rowan Freeland, Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP, London

The Preparatory Committee’s plans

Alexander Ramsay, Chairman of the UPC’s Preparatory Committee

Questions (and answers, if at all possible)