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Standards, FRAND, NPEs and Injunctions Conference
The role of experts and scientific advisors in patent litigation around the European Union
A joint IBIL/Taylor Wessing conference
Tuesday 11th June 2013, 9.15am - 6pm
UCL Faculty of Laws
London WC1H 0EG
The advent of the European Unitary Patent and Unitary Patent Court raises acute questions as to how the court is to receive, use and particularly evaluate expert evidence. It will involve something of an amalgam of UK and continental procedure.
This conference will bring together lawyers with patent expertise from a variety of continental jurisdictions to describe the system in their domestic jurisdiction (USA, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Italy). It also does something for the first time - bringing technical experts who have given evidence in UK courts to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the UK system. The event also includes judicial input from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of the USA, UK, Germany and Holland
Of significance in very high tech cases in recent years has been the use by the court of scientific advisors. Two experts who have done this job will talk about their experience - again a matter of great interest generally and perhaps of particular application in the new court.
This conference is accredited by the SRA and the Bar Standards Board with 6.5 CPD hours. It also constitutes relevant CPD for IPReg.
|9.15am||Welcome and Introduction
The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob
Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property, IBIL, UCL Laws
Keynote Address: A US Perspective on Experts
|10.00am||Reports from around the region
Moderator: Simon Cohen, Taylor Wessing, UK
|11.45pm||Reports from around the region (continues)|
|2.30pm||Views from the Experts
Moderator: Professor Sir Robin Jacob, IBIL, UCL Laws
A View from the Judges on how a Patents Court Should Receive its Specialist Input
|6.00pm||Close of conference and drinks reception|
When & Where
UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL)
The Institute of Brand and Innovation Law was established in 2007, by the late Sir Hugh Laddie, to reflect UCL’s strategy of expanding its activity in the field of intellectual property law. IBIL is based in the UCL Faculty of Laws. IBIL's Director, from April 2011, will be The Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob who has been appointed to the Sir Hugh Laddie Chair in IP Law.
IBIL is sponsored by: Taylor Wessing LLP; 8 New Square and GlaxoSmithKline; Arnold & Porter, Carpmaels & Ransford LLP, Powell Gilbert , Rouse, Simmons & Simmons, WilmerHale, and Gowling WLG (UK) LLP.
For information about the Institute please see their website at: