Road show on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court, September 25 to 27, 2017

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) invites you to join us for the road show on the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) this September. This informative event is co-organized by the European Patent Office (EPO) and CIPO.

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Featured speaker:

Margot Fröhlinger Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director for Unitary Patent, European and International Legal Affairs at the EPO

Fröhlinger is one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Unitary Patent and the UPC system. She deals with issues such as the development of patent law at the European and international levels, patent law harmonization, the strengthening and improvement of the PPH system, as well as with the implementation of the Unitary Patent and the EPO's relation with the UPC Preparatory Committee.

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Program
Hours Details
8:30–9 a.m. Registration
9–9:15 a.m. Welcome remarks by CIPO
9:15–9:30 a.m. Welcome remarks by EPO
Ms. Margot Fröhlinger, Principal Director Unitary Patent, European and International Legal Affairs, EPO
9:30–10:30 a.m. Overview of the Unitary Patent
Ms. Margot Fröhlinger, EPO
10:30–10:45 a.m. Q&A
10:45–11 a.m. Coffee break
11–11:45 a.m. The creation and functioning of the Unified Patent Court
Ms. Margot Fröhlinger, EPO
11:45–noon Q&A
Noon–12:30 p.m. The Patent Prosecution Highway between the EPO and CIPO
Ms. Elaine Hellyer, Program Manager, International (PCT-PPH)
12:30–12:45 p.m. Closing remarks
12:45–2 p.m. Lunch & networking
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