EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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EPLAW – YOUNG EPLAW 2022 Annual Congress

Posted: April 26th, 2022

After a three year covid-related hiatus, the Young EPLAW event finally took place in person again in Brussels yesterday. The event was preceded by a mock trial and a social event on Sunday. The program was busy and varied, with topics ranging from ‘Hot topics in FRAND litigation’ to ‘Confidentiality in court proceedings’ ,  ‘Cross […]

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EPLAW – Webinar: Overview of the New System

Posted: March 25th, 2022

On Wednesday 23 March 2022 EPLAW held a second webinar in its webinar series dedicated to the UPC. This webinar, entitled: “Overview of the new system” gave the most recent update on timing and progress, an overview of the various sources of law, and a synopsis of the structure and possible actions, processes & timelines […]

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EPLAW – Young EPLAW: save the date

Posted: February 10th, 2022

Save the date! The next Young EPLAW Congress will be held live in Brussels on 25 April 2022  There will be an informal evening reception on 24 April The Young EPLAW Event is for lawyer associates of current EPLAW members, who are on track to become members of EPLAW in the future. We ask EPLAW […]

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EPLAW – Webinar: Preparations for the UPC

Posted: February 10th, 2022

Yesterday’s EPLAW webinar discussed the preparations for the UPC. Various speakers provided an overview of the events of the provisional application period, opting out, filing strategies and license agreements. Speakers were: Jako Eleveld (Philips, NL) John Meidahl (Lundbeck, DK) Amandine Métier (Hoyng ROKH Monegier, FR) Kevin Mooney (Simmons & Simmons, UK) Sture Rygaard (Plesner, DK) […]

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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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