Developments in European Patent Litigation: Landmark Cases Reviewed and Compared

Do you want to get an update on the latest case law in Europe?

Do you know what the future holds for Patent Litigation in Europe?


Date: February 10, 2009
Time: 09:00 EST 14:00 GMT 15:00 CET

About the webcast

This one hour webinar will focus on recent case law within 3 core countries in Europe.  Four top presenters will illustrate how two key cross border cases in UK, Germany and the Netherlands were judged and highlight the key differences between the verdicts.  This short but intensive presentation is your opportunity to be informed of the latest developments in European Patent litigation and pose your questions to the experts as to how they will affect you and your company.

Content to be covered

  • An overview of the European Patent System
    • how the scope of protection and validity is assessed
  • A Tale of Two Cases – AgriTech and Olanzapine
    • Similarities and differences between the national decisions
  • Strategic considerations
    • Planning the enforcement of a European Patent and preparing to defend an anticipated multi-jurisdictional attack

Conclusions and discussions

Jan Brinkhof will conclude by providing the latest insight in the harmonization activities in  European patent law followed by a Q&A where you will have a unique opportunity to pose your questions to these prestigious lawyers.

When – Tuesday February 10 @ 09:00 EST, 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET

About the presenters

 Jan Brinkhof

As a judge Jan already specialised in intellectual and industrial property law, focusing on patent law. As a lawyer Jan represents and assists clients in litigation and in international strategic planning and coordination. He is a successful litigator. He is also active as a part-time professor and as arbitrator in patent matters.

 Peter Burgers

Peter Burgers specialises in patent and technical know-how litigation with a focus on biotechnological inventions and technology joint ventures in an international setting. Peter studied molecular biology and law at the University of Amsterdam. He participates in the patent chapter of a well-known loose-leaf IP practitioner’s textbook.
 Brian Cordery

Brian specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution.  His practice is divided equally between patents and other intellectual property rights.

Brian is the co-author of an annual review of UK patent cases which is published annually in the CIPA Journal.  He lectures widely on all aspects of intellectual property law.

 Reinhardt Schuster

Reinhardt Schuster’s practice focuses on patent litigation in all technical fields. He represents international and German corporate clients in large scale patent infringement und nullity cases before all German courts. He is also active and experienced in a wide range of other IP matters and litigation, particularly utility models and design protection, know-how, product imitation and unfair competition law, licensing and IP-related contracts.


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