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European Patent Litigation Certificate – CIPA’s Public Consultation Seminar

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Unified patent courtArticle 48(2) of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (which relates to representation) states: “Parties may alternatively be represented by European Patent Attorneys who are entitled to act as professional repre­sentatives before the European Patent Office pursuant to Article 134 of the EPC and who have appropriate qualifications such as a European Patent Litigation Certificate“.

What constitutes a European Patent Litigation Certificate has been the subject of much discussion already (here’s an earlier IPcopy article) and is now the subject of a formal consultation (details here) with a closing date of 25 July.

CIPA has announced that it is to hold a seminar on this subject on 2 July 2014 at CIPA Hall. Full details are after the break or you can click here and jump straight to the CIPA Events page to book your place.

Title: European Patent Litigation Certificate – Public Consultation Seminar

Venue: CIPA Hall & Library

Date: 2 July 2014

Time: 4.30pm for a prompt 5pm start. Finishing at 6.30pm with cheese and wine expected to finish at 7.15pm.

Panel: Vicki Salmon (chair), Mr Justice Birss and an IPO representative

The CIPA page notes that some background to the consultation will be given before the main issues are focussed on. There will be a lengthy open discussion and the debate is to be recorded for those that cannot come.

Given the ease with which webinars can be set up these days and given the fact that CIPA often offer a webinar option I would hope they could find a way to add a broadcast option before 2 July. This is an important subject for EPAs and the consultation deadline is very short so the more people that can take part, the better.

It is noted that this seminar was originally scheduled for 24 June 2014 but there’s apparently an almost certainly dead-rubber football game on at that time.

Mark Richardson 20 June 2014


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