Japanese Patent Attorney Association, Continuing Legal Education
Approved External Organization (Approval No. 09-056)
Takaoka IP Kabushiki Kaisha, “European Patent Practice”
Successful Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution Strategies in Europe in light of Recent Developments (Kilburn & Strode / Wragge & Co. IP Seminar, Tokyo)
On June 29, 2012, European Council has reached agreement on the seat of the Unified Patent Court, having the office of the President of the Court of First Instance will be located in Paris and that two sections of the Central Division will be created, one in London, and the other in Munich. It is time that we should update our knowledge and information of European Patent Practice to be ready for the Unitary European Patent System which is expected to happen in early 2014. This seminar will be hosted by two European Law Firms, both of which have excellent reputations all over Europe and the world; Kilburn & Strode who has been well known for their strength in patent practices and Wragge & Co. whose attorneys have excellent results in Patent Litigation in Europe. The seminar will aim to provide the attendees with an overview of recent developments and advice on how to devise the best strategies for success in patent proceedings in Europe. The presentations will consider how to save costs and avoid problems in proceedings before the European Patent Office and the national courts in Europe. There may be important news on the new Unitary European Patent and Unified Patent Court to discuss also.
Date and Time: November 27, 2012, Tuesday 14:00 to 17:00
Fee: Free of Charge (Text book included)
Venue：Tokyo International Forum G407 (1-minute walk from Yurakucho Station) ->Map
Capacity: 40 (first-come-first-served basis. The application period will be closed when the number of applicants reaches capacity.)
JPAA Approved Credits: 2.5 (a continuing legal education of the Japanese Patent Attorney Association is applied for the seminar. Japanese Attorneys who attend to the seminar and make requests properly receive 2.5 credits as an external organization education)
Session 1 Presented by Kilburn & Strode
Update on prosecution of European patent applications
Successful Opposition and Appeal strategies at the EPO
Recent EPO Board of Appeal case law
Update on patentable subject matter at the EPO
Cost reduction strategies for European patent applications
Unitary European Patent application process
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
Session 2 Presented by Wragge & Co.
Brief overview of EU patent law and procedure governing European patent litigation
Tactical, costs and procedural implications of patent litigation in different jurisdictions across Europe
Tips and tricks in different jurisdictions
Unlawful threats of infringement
Management of multi-jurisdictional patent litigation in Europe
management of Expert witnesses and their evidence
Anti-trust implications of patent settlements
The future of European Patent litigation
Unitary European Patent
Unified European Patents Court
Practice Areas: Patents
Industry Experience: Mechanical
Experience: 23 years
Practice Areas: Patents, Patent Practice, Acquisition, Due Diligence,
Industry Experience: Life Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology
Experience: 20 years
●Luke Kempton, Ph.D.
Practice Areas: Patent Litigation, drug acquisition, collaboration and licensing, intellectual property transactions, due diligence
Industry Experience: Life Sciences, applied biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and industrial enzymes.
●Paul Inman, Bs.C.
Practice Areas: Patent Litigation Practice,
Industry Experience: Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medical devices
Experience: 17 years
Kilburn & Strode LLP
We are a leading, top-tier London partnership of European Patent Attorneys, Chartered Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys, dealing with all aspects of Intellectual Property, including patents, trademarks, domain names, design, copyright, passing-off and confidential information. The acquisition, enforcement and licensing of worldwide IP rights on behalf of our clients forms a core part of our business. For more information‚ please visit http://www.kstrode.co.uk/.
Wragge & Co.
Wragge & Co is a UK-headquartered international law firm providing a full range of legal services to clients worldwide. Working with in-house lawyers‚ company directors‚ investors‚ real estate developers‚ HR professionals‚ pensions trustees and entrepreneurs‚ its experts help deal with day-to-day issues and complex‚ strategic matters. With 125 partners‚ offices in Birmingham‚ Guangzhou‚ London‚ Munich and affiliated offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Paris‚ plus a global network of trusted independent firms‚ it has the resource and expertise to handle the largest instructions. Wragge & Co is a trusted adviser to FTSE 100 and 250 companies‚ multi-national corporations‚ financial institutions‚ and government departments across the world. For more information please visit www.wragge.com.
Note: Attorneys wishing to receive JPAA credits and arriving late greater than 15 minutes will not be eligible for the credits. Even in case the late arrival is not caused by the attorney’s reason, i.e., is caused by traffic delay, attorneys are ineligible for credits. To ensure the credit entry, we encourage attorneys to arrive earlier. Similarly, attorneys leaving the seminar halfway or early are also ineligible for credit.