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Inside Europe’s New Patent Market: Winning Strategies for the UPC Regime

February 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:45 pm EST

The European patent system is about to undergo unprecedented change.

In just a few months the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) could take effect in up to 27 EU member states. The result will be a patent covering a single jurisdiction with a total population of more than 420 million people, encompassing four G8 economies and a number of other highly developed, sophisticated markets. There is every chance that over the coming years, Europe will replace – or at least begin to rival – the United States as the world’s number one venue for big-ticket patent litigation.

At Inside Europe’s New Patent Market – taking place in San Francisco on February 18 2016 and specifically designed for US entities and their advisers – experts will consider the main issues for plaintiffs and defendants once the system comes into effect, as well as how they should be preparing now.

The event will allow delegates to hear from and join the conversation with individuals from organisations such as IBMMicrosoftEricssonIntel and the European Patent Office, as well as a number of leading European private practice lawyers, attorneys, aggregators and intermediaries.

No other conference on the unitary patent and the UPC taking place in the United States offers the opportunity to access this level of expertise.

To gain invaluable insights into the new regime, you are strongly advised to register today.



William Cook


Julia Elvidge

President, Chipworks

Margot Fröhlinger

Principal director, patent law

Catherine Lacavera

Director, intellectual property and litigation

Luke McLeroy

Licensing director, IP rights and licensing

Malcolm T Meeks

Patent director

Noah Mesel

Executive vice president and general counsel

Matthew Miskimin

Director, IP transactions and monetisation

Manny W. Schecter

Chief Patent Counsel, IBM

Richard Vary

Vice president and head of litigation

Joff Wild

Editor in chief

Alex Wilson


Bernd Hutter

Head of intellectual property

John Colgan

Senior litigation counsel

Micky Minhas

Associate general counsel and head of patent strategy

Ben Ostapuk

Director, patent litigation

Peter Harter

Founder, The Farrington Group

Wouter Pors


Terry Ludlow

Founder, chair and CEO


February 18, 2016
8:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Golden Gate Club
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, 94129
(415) 561-5300