From theory to practice: the Unified Patent Court's real-world impact on life sciences

A single decision from the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has the power to redefine patent landscapes, sending ripples through the life sciences sector. Are you prepared for the impact?

EIP, in collaboration with SwedenBIO, invites you to an exclusive breakfast seminar on how the UPC's inception and operation over the last year is reshaping patent strategies, and what it means for your innovations.

Why attend?

  • Gain competitive edge: Understand the UPC's impact on life sciences to stay ahead in the innovation race.

  • Expert analysis: Benefit directly from the expertise of specialists who have been navigating the UPC's early days and will share their first-hand experiences.

  • Case studies: Take part in our examination of case studies demonstrating the UPC's tangible effects on life sciences patent strategies.

The speakers:

Andrew Sharples, UK and European Patent Attorney, Solicitor and UPC Representative in London, EIP (moderator)
Andrew boasts a wealth of experience in the prosecution and litigation of patents across the life sciences sector. With a deep understanding of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, complemented by specialised knowledge in FRAND issues through leading UK cases, he stands out as an expert. As co-head of EIP's UK litigation team, Andrew has steered litigation from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) to the Supreme Court, making him a trusted advisor on UPC matters. His background in molecular biology and a master's in Intellectual Property Management have laid a solid foundation for his career, which includes significant roles in major FRAND litigations and a strong track record in patent prosecution and strategy.

Kathleen Fox Murphy, Solicitor in London, EIP
Kathleen is a standout IP lawyer, celebrated for her strategic acumen in complex, multi-jurisdictional patent disputes, especially within biotech/pharma sector. Her deep expertise in standard essential patents (SEPs), FRAND issues, and competition law is matched by her success in interim injunctions and significant legal battles. Recognised as a top authority in the FRAND/SEP arena by major legal directories like JUVE Patent, Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, and IP Stars, Kathleen is not only a "Patent Star" but also ranked among the "Top 250 Women in IP". Her influence extends beyond the courtroom through key speaking engagements at international patent forums, showcasing her as a pivotal voice in the IP community.

Isabelle Schaller, Rechtsanwältin in Düsseldorf and UPC Representative, EIP
Isabelle is a dynamic attorney-at-law based in EIP's Düsseldorf office, specialising in intellectual property law since 2014. Renowned for her prowess in cross-border patent infringement proceedings, she represents a wide array of national and international clients at Germany's foremost patent courts. Isabelle's practice is marked by notable cases in 3D printing, telecommunications, and automotive technologies.

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14th March 2024

08:30 - 10:00 (CET); breakfast 08:30-09:00; seminar 09:00-10:00

Sergelkonferensen, Mäster Samuelsgatan 42, 111 57