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Webinar: The State of Play at the UPC from a US-Perspective – Insights from a UPC Litigator

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is definitely a reality with almost 200 pending cases. The first substantive decisions were issued, and important trends are emerging. It has become quite clear that preliminary injunctions are readily available at the UPC, and the legal framework for obtaining interim relief is favorable for patentees. If the patentee is “good for the money”, such preliminary injunctions may even be enforceable without the need to post a bond. Based on recent UPC case law, Protective Letters are a double-edged sword since they may do more harm than good. The UPC entertains forum shopping and insofar, the Munich Local Division is apparently the place to go. In a nutshell, the UPC landscape is being shaped at breathtaking speed and users need to adapt their strategies on an ongoing basis.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 3 PM ET, as we discuss with a UPC litigator involved in over 20 UPC actions what these developments mean from a US perspective and how US companies should adjust their enforcement and defense strategies in light of the emerging legal framework. The discussion will also cover how UPC litigation may complement U.S. patent enforcement as well as U.S. patent defense strategies.

You will leave this discussion with:

  • Insights on how the UPC is operating, what the UPC time schedules and case management look like, and how internal workflows should be optimized
  • Clarity on the most relevant case law handed down by the UPC
  • Ways to improve defensive and offensive patent strategies involving this new forum
  • A better understanding of what the UPC really means from a US perspective

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