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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


EPLAW – Young EPLAW event postponed to spring 2021

Posted: May 7th, 2020

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of EPLAW decided that the next Young EPLAW event will be held in 2021, preferably in spring. The registrations that have been made for the 2020 Young EPLAW event remain valid, so those who already paid their registration do not have to register again. Once […]


News – Global Series 2020 events of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA)

Posted: February 21st, 2020

The Board of EPLAW calls your kind attention to the Global Series 2020 events of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) EPLAW has maintained a fruitful collaboration with the Federal Circuit Bar Association for many years, notably in relation to the Global Series, which in 2020 will take place in Washington D.C. (April 29) and […]


EPLAW – Call for Young EPLAW volunteers ‘How to plead a case’

Posted: February 11th, 2020

On Sunday 5 April 2020 (One day prior to the Young EPLAW congress), twenty Young EPLAW volunteers will be given the opportunity to participate in the ‘How to plead a case’ project. For each pair of claimant and defendant a mock patent case will be circulated in advance, so that they can exchange short petitions […]