“IP Business Outlook” to Explore Opportunities & Potential Impact of European Unitary Patent

Morning briefing to be held in NY’s financial district at One Broadway and cost just $99 to attend.

The European unitary patent and the unified patent court system are well on their way to creation. A briefing to be held near Wall Street in NY on November 13 and open to the public will feature the perspective of leading U.S. and European intellectual property experts regarding this and other IP business developments.

IP Business Outlook will also explore before an audience of IP professionals views about the benefits and risks of doing business in Europe under the protection of the future European unified patent system.

UPCC 2014 - carre web_2_250x250_141015-1700The briefing will be held at Kenyon & Kenyon’s offices at 1 Broadway. Reception and welcome coffee is at 8:00-8:30. For those wishing to register click here. For further information about IP Business Outlook, including topics, go here.

Approximately 100 attendees will include IP professionals, General Counsels, chief IP officers, government officials, IP associations and NPEs. Their primary interest will be opportunities associated with the future of the European patent system.

Confirmed Speakers

Philip Strassburger, Vice President, General Counsel, Purdue Pharma; Ivan Chperot, Finjan Holdings; John C. Lindgren, President & CEO, Conversant IP; Betty Ryberg, Novartis AG; James Baillargeon, Senior Corporate IP Counsel, Intellectual Property and Standards, Alcatel-Lucent; David Pridham, Chairman and CEO, Dominion Harbor Group; Aaron Slan, Vice President, Fortress Investment Group.

Closing remarks will be delivered by Priya Ayer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Anaqua.

Clear Advantages

“The advantages of the unitary patent are clear,” says Alan Johnson, a partner at UK law firm Bristows. “It will be a single right which is more administratively simple to deal with.  It will cover the three largest economies in Europe (France, Germany and the UK), plus at least another nine and maybe up to 22 European countries.  It will be a cheaper option than obtaining and maintaining a series of ‘bundle’ patents covering the same geographic area.  Furthermore, it will be enforceable in a single court (the UPC).”

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