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Annual Conference on European Patent Law 2018

Patenting emerging technological inventions ● Patents and competition law ● Potential scenarios for the Unitary Patent System after Brexit

Key topics

  • Patent litigation and patent-filing strategies in the life sciences and IT sectors
  • Patents and competition law
  • Infringement actions regarding second medical use patents
  • The doctrine of equivalence before and after Actavis v. Eli Lilly
  • The future of the Unitary Patent System 


  • Philippe de Jong, Partner, Altius, Brussels
  • Laeticia Bénard, Associate, Allen&Overy, Paris
  • Isabel Jamal, Barrister, 8 New Square, London
  • Tobias Hahn, Attorney, Hoyng Rokh Monegier, Düsseldorf
  • Adrian Howes, Senior Legal Counsel, Nokia, London
  • Anna-Lena Klein, Judge, Regional Court of Munich I
  • Eric Sergheraert, Legal Patent Manager, darts-ip, Brussels
  • Alesch Staehelin, Counsel, Legal Department, IBM, Zurich
  • Doris Thums, Head of Department, Opposition & Substantive Law, European Patent Office, Munich
  • Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of Unit, Intellectual Property and Fight Against Counterfeiting, DG GROW, European Commission, Brussels


25 Oct 2018 @ 09:30 am

26 Oct 2018 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 3 hours


MCE Management Centre Europe

Rue de l\'Aqueduc 151



Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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