EPLAW – ‘Women in EPLAW’ initiative

Posted: November 23rd, 2023

Message from EPLAW Advisory Board Member and Former President of EPLAW Penny Gilbert: “EPLAW recognises the importance of increasing the diversity within the IP profession and also within our own organisation of the most experienced European patent litigators. “We are pleased to report that we currently have an almost even number of men and women […]


News – EPO Conference ‘Boards of Appeal and key decisions 2023’

Posted: October 12th, 2023

The EPLAW Board wishes to draw attention to the EPO conference ‘Boards of Appeal and key decisions 2023’ will take place online on 9-10 November, 2023. The occasion marks the 50th anniversary of the EPC, and therefore this year online attendance is free of charge for all interested parties. No special code is required. The […]


UPC – Letter from EPLAW President Sture Rygaard: A new era for European patent law – and the reason why EPLAW was made

Posted: June 1st, 2023

Letter from EPLAW President Sture Rygaard: A new era for European patent law – and the reason why EPLAW was made Today is a historic day for patent law as the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent come to life. This will start a new era for European patent protection and enforcement. Since the […]


EPLAW – Slides Young EPLAW 2023 now available

Posted: May 15th, 2023

The slides used by the last Young EPLAW Congress are now available here Topics discussed were: – AI and patent protection – UPC v. National Courts during the Transitional period: what to expect in terms of jurisdiction and lis pendens? – UPC litigation strategies and national interpretation – Prima facie assessment for PI proceedings, third […]


EPLAW – Young EPLAW 2023 Annual Congress

Posted: April 18th, 2023

The Young EPLAW event took place again in Brussels yesterday. The event was preceded by a mock trial and a social event on Sunday. The program was as always busy and varied, with topics ranging from ‘AI and Patent Protection’ to ‘UPC litigation strategies and national interpretations’. EPLAW President Sture Rygaard presided over the event, […]


EPLAW – Save the date: Young EPLAW 2023

Posted: January 18th, 2023

The EPLAW Board announces with pleasure that the Young EPLAW Congress takes place in Brussels on 17 April 2023 with the usual live format. There will also be an informal evening reception organized on the evening of 16 April. The Young EPLAW Congress is for lawyer associates of current EPLAW members, who are on track to become […]


EPLAW – Slides of the 2022 Annual Congress

Posted: December 12th, 2022

The slides of the EPLAW Annual Congres 2022 are available here and on the EPLAW website under the header Past Congress.


In Memoriam Gregor Grant

Posted: November 24th, 2022

It is with great sadness that the EPLAW Board heard of the passing of our long-time member and colleague Gregor Grant after a long illness. Gregor was known to many among the patent community across Europe and will be much missed. His funeral will take place on Thursday, 1st December in London. Further details regarding […]


EPLAW – Save the date: Annual Congress & General Assembly – 2 December 2022

Posted: September 19th, 2022

The Board of EPLAW is happy to inform EPLAW members that the EPLAW Congress and General Assembly will take place in Brussels, on 2 December (approx from 9.00 am to 15.30 pm). The venue will be once again ‘The Hotel’ in Brussels Continuing the tradition, an informal reception will be held the evening of 1 […]


EPLAW – FCBA Global Series Fall Session 2022

Posted: September 13th, 2022

The EPLAW Board wishes to extend to its members the FCBA’s invitation to register to the Fall Session in Amsterdam, taking place between 17-19 October, offering rich professional content and involving distinguished panelists, among them two past presidents of EPLAW, Penny Gilbert and Klaus Haft, and EPLAW Advisory Board member Sabine Agé, as speakers. Access […]