SVIPLA FEBRUARY PROGRAM
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Europe’s New Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court
- What You Need to Know Now -
DATE: Thursday, February 25, 2016
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - Registration, Networking & Cash Bar
6:45 p.m. - Heavy Appetizers Buffet
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Program
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
Thank you to our co-sponsor:
The Unitary Patent System (UPS) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will come into effect in early 2017 if current predictions are accurate. This will represent the biggest change in patent legislation in Europe for almost 40 years since the European Patent Office came into being. It will have potentially profound consequences for existing, as well as future, patent rights. Managers of patent portfolios need to be aware of the new legislation and be in a position to take action in the "sunrise period" before the UPC comes into being, which is due for mid-2016. This means understanding the consequences of the legislation on patent budgets and developing a patent filing and defense strategy that addresses the changes and does not react to them.
Now that the costs and procedures of the UPS/UPC have become clearer, Nick Shipp and Alexander Korenberg, partners at Kilburn
& Strode LLP, one of Europe's leading IP law firms, will offer practical guidance to work up a strategy in good time and be ready for the new system. The presentation will provide a practical highlight of what is needed to do now.
If you have problems registering for the February meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at email@example.com.
Current Meeting Fees:
$65 - SVIPLA Member
$40 - In-house Counsel
$30 - Student
$89 - Non-member
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, February 23, 2016. Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.
SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659
MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.