Only €799

What is Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court conference?

This event takes part in the ongoing process for the implementation of the European patent system through a Unitary Patent and the establishment of the Unified Patent Court.
This conference provides the audience with a taste of the latest news from the committees dealing with the preparation of the European Patent with unitary effect and the UPC.


Tuesday July 3, 2018

8.50 am > 6 pm

European Patent Office

Isar building

Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1
(formerly Erhardtstrasse 27)
80469 Munich

€ 699,00 1-30 June, 2018
€ 799,00 1-3 July, 2018 

Special fare for EPO members and academics. Contact Charlotte Gindre [email protected]

News Release

The UK ratifies the UPC agreement:  On 26 April 2018, World Intellectual Property Day, the UK government announced that it has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). The UK therefore becomes the sixteenth state to do so, leaving Germany as the only remaining country required to ratify for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent system (UPS) to come into force. Read more


Patent Goal, an article from Catherine White, IP Magazine

European Commission publishes research on ‘unitary SPCs’

"Is The European Unitary Patent System On Its Way To A Tepid Start?" Article from IP Watch

"Improving patent procedures globally: how the European patent system could break the deadlock" Article from the World IP Review

"UPC to come into effect in 2018? Better be prepared!" Article from the Patent Lawyer Magazine

Summary conference UP-UPC 2017

UP- UPC 2017 Annual Report

Verbatim UP-UPC 2016

Verbatim UP-UPC 2014


Main topics covered

  • Latest development with the Committees dealing with the preparation of the Unitary Patent

  • Current challenges stemming from the entry into force of the UPC

  • Latest news from the E.P.O.

  • Mock Trial: are the Judges ready?

  • Industry panel: Impact of the new Unitary Patent System on patent portfolios

  • Implications: Expected economic benefits of the Unitary Patent and the UPC

  • Cross-border litigation

Why should you attend?

  • Our delegates are provided with the latest news of the new European patent system and the impact of the future Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in an uncertain political landscape oversea.

  • The speakers are carefully selected based on their knowledge and practical experience.

  • Diversity of views and opinion and focus on content is important to us.

  • The judges' expertise and practical cases from the industry shared with you in one day.

  • Interactive and straight to the point sessions where you can apply what you learned after the conference.

Who should attend?

  • Litigation Specialist

  • IP Attorney

  • Patent Attorney

  • Trademark Attorney

  • IP Consultant

  • IP Analyst

  • Institutions representatives

  • Patent litigators

  • European IP practitioners

  • IP owners

  • Patent portfolio managers

  • Key decision-makers

  • Members of international organisations

  • Chief Executive Officer


  • Chief Operating Officer

  • Chief Information Officer

  • Vice President Intellectual Property

  • Chief Legal Officer

  • Legal Director

  • Chief Counsel

  • IP Counsel

  • Head of Patents

  • Head of Trademarks

  • Head of Design

  • Head of European Affairs

  • Intellectual Assets Manager

  • Anti Counterfeiting Manager

  • IP Lawyer

  • IP Counsel



UP/UPC successful track record