''Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court'' epi roadshow

''Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court'' epi roadshow

Date and time: 8 June 2017, 9am - 5pm

Venue: The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter Street,  Manchester, M60 2DS, United Kingdom

The seminars will provide knowledge of unitary patent protection and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) to allow epi members to work with the new system and to advise clients on strategic choices, for example on whether to request unitary effect for their European patents, or when and whether to opt their non-unitary European patents out of the UPC.


  • From Community Patent to Unitary Patent   
  • Unitary Patent: the basics
  • Procedures before the European Patent Office    
  • Fees and other financial aspects   
  • Information to the public    
  • Issues relating to the UPP system   
  • Appeals and interlocutory revision    
  • UPC: court structure, jurisdiction, territorial scope   
  • How and when will the UPC become operational? transitional phasing-in period (sunrise period), activities before entry into force
  • General overview over procedure; Rules of Procedure; provisional measures, patent infringement actions, revocation actions, provisional measures, evidence, languages
  • Relationship between parallel or subsequent EPO opposition proceedings and UPC-actions
  • UPC procedure against decisions of the EPO 
  • Cost of proceedings 
  • Roles of Patent Attorneys at UPC, representation and how to become qualified to represent at UPC, privilege, 
  • UPC-register; opt-out and opt-in procedure


Christopher Paul Mercer

Paul  Clarkson

Thomas Pott

For more information and to book onto the event, click here.