EPLAW PATENT BLOG

EPLAW – Annual Congress and General Assembly 2021

Posted: November 29th, 2021

Friday 26 November, the 2021 edition of EPLAW’s Annual Congress and General Assembly 2021 was held in Brussels. Due to the continuing pandemic, it was a hybrid event, with speakers and participants attending both in person and virtually.  The event was preceeded by a social event on Thursday. The entire programme consisted of: 20 years […]

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EPLAW – Webinar: Proportionality

Posted: October 15th, 2021

Yesterday’s EPLAW webinar discussed the topic of proportionality and final injunctions, it was entitled: Proportionality why not… but are there true alternatives to a final injunction? The session was moderated by Sabine Agé (Hoyng ROKH Monegier, FR). Panellistst were: Domien Op de Beeck – Bird&Bird, BE Ida Gjessing – Gjessing Reimers, NO Ari Laakkonen – […]

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EPLAW – Webinar – Covid-19: Vaccines and Patents – a European Perspective

Posted: June 14th, 2021

On 11 June 2021 EPLAW hosted a succesful webinar for its members on the hot topic of Covid-19 vaccines and patents. After an introduction by Klaus Haft (Hoyng ROKH Monegier, DE), various speakers discussed the topic from different angles. Key question was whether a patent waiver and/or compulsory license will be the solution to the […]

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UPC – EPLAW asks UPC Preparatory Commitee to consider parties’ wishes for remote hearings

Posted: June 1st, 2021

EPLAW has written to the UPC Preparatory Committee noting that while the benefits of remote hearings have been much appreciated in national proceedings during the current health crisis, in more normal times fully remote trials should not become a new normal and certainly should not be imposed upon parties’ against their express wish. The Committee […]

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EPLAW – YOUNG EPLAW Mock Trial and Congress 2021

Posted: April 20th, 2021

EPLAW hosted the virtual Young EPLAW Mock Trial and Congress on 18 and 19 April. Young EPLAW is a yearly event open for associates of EPLAW members up to the age of 36. In recent years, the Congress is preceded by a Mock Trial. In the Mock Trial, 18 advocates pleaded a patent case concerning […]

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EPLAW – Knowledge seminar – Bayer vs Richter: A support for innovation or a set back for justice?

Posted: February 19th, 2021

Yesterday, EPLAW hosted the third session of its succesful knowledge webinars series. In this webinar an international panel of practitioners moderated by Willem Hoyng (HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER) discussed CJEU’s controversial Bayer (CJEU C-688/17) judgment and its potential impact on patent litigation in Europe. In particular, the following questions were debated: Is Bayer vs Richter a […]

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EPLAW – General Assembly and Congress 2020

Posted: December 7th, 2020

Last Friday, EPLAW held its General Assembly and Congress. It was an online event, due to the lasting Corona crisis. After the General Assembly, including (re)election of Board Members, it was time for the Congress. First topic to be discussed was ‘Arbitrating Patent Disputes’. Panellists Annet van Hooft (Counsel for the ICC International Court of […]

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EPLAW – Webinar: Resolving global FRAND/SEP disputes before national courts

Posted: December 3rd, 2020

Today, EPLAW hosted its second knowledge webinar, that focussed on FRAND/SEP disputes The panel, consisting of Christopher Floyd (Court of Appeal of England and Wales), Peter Meier-Beck (Federal Court of Justice, Germany), Rian Kalden (Court of Appeal, the Netherlands) and Cordula Schumacher (Arnold Ruess) discussed various topics guided by moderator Myles Jelf (Bristows). Topics included […]

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EPLAW – General Assembly and Annual Congress / SEP/FRAND Conference

Posted: October 13th, 2020

General Assembly and Annual Congress – 4 December In the light of the ongoing pandemic, the EPLAW Board has taken the difficult decision not to hold an in-person General Assembly and Annual Congress this year. Instead, the General Assembly and Annual Conference will be held online in a closed virtual space. The online meeting will […]

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EPLAW – Knowledge webinar: How to conduct patent litigation remotely

Posted: October 8th, 2020

Yesterday, EPLAW held its first member driven knowledge webinar. The session lasted one hour and centred around a panel discussion of recent learnings from remote hearings in a number of jurisdictions. Approximately fourty EPLAW members participated. Moderator Myles Jelf guided panelists Tess Waldron, Kristof Neefs, Tilman Müller-Stoy, Fabrizio Jacobacci and Mike Gilbert through various topics […]

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