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Litigation Matters 2023


On 5 and 6 December, the Litigation Matters conference by the European Patent Office (EPO) will take place. During this online conference, you will find out more about the practical aspects of implementing the Unitary Patent (UP) package and learn how the Unified Patent Court (UPC) operates.

The following topics will be dealt with: 

  • The Unitary Patent – its economic impact and first impressions after five months of operations
  • Filing strategies for UP
  • EPO opposition/appeal vs UPC revocation actions
  • Double protection between national patent and UP/non-opted-out EP
  • A strategic perspective on UP
  • Provisional measures: a view from different countries
  • Cooperation between TQJs and LQJs – first experiences of the UPC and preliminary measures

Two attorneys from V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Bettina Hermann and Bernard Ledeboer, will be part of the expert panels during this online event.

Please join us at the Litigation Matters online conference, registration is cost free. Apply on the EPO website: https://www.epo.org/en/news-events/events/litigation-matters-2023

Present on our behalf

Portretfoto van Bettina Hermann

Bettina Hermann

  • European and German Patent and Trademark Attorney, European Patent Litigator
  • Partner
Portretfoto van Bernard Ledeboer

Bernard Ledeboer

  • European and Dutch Patent Attorney
  • Registered European Patent Litigator
  • Partner