2018 Midwinter Meeting

Announcement Description

​The AIPLA Chemical Practice Committee is requesting CLE for our committee meeting at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting. The 2018 Midwinter Meeting will be from January 24—27, 2018 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, CA. The AIPLA room block sells out early so if you want to received the AIPLA rate of $290, make your reservations early! The room block cut-off is January 2, 2018.

The topic is How to Win-Win with a Unitary Patent System and Innovation in Europe.

The topic will be presented by:

Dr. Holger Tostmann
Patentanwalt (German patent attorney)
European patent attorney
Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann
Munich, Germany


Dr. Matthew Barton
UK chartered patent attorney
European patent attorney
Munich, Germany

Topic Overview: The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court aims to strengthen and simplify the patenting procedure in Europe, thereby benefitting inventors and innovators seeking protection for their IP investment. The Unitary Patent will provide blanket protection across 26 EU member states – a unified market of around 400 million people. The Unified Patent Court will handle validity and infringement of these Unitary Patents and ultimately European patents too, in a single forum providing legal certainty and avoiding costly parallel litigation. This session will discuss the proposed operation of the new systems as well as providing an update of the latest status, including an explanation of the delays caused by Brexit in the UK and the constitutional complaint filed in Germany. Most importantly we will look into how the unitary systems will benefit the chemical industry, whether the aims of the systems are achievable, and what potential problems might arise with a unified patent regime.




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