On Monday, June 8, 2015, we will be joined by our guest Kathrin Wagner of Bovard Ltd. from Berne, Switzerland. Ms. Wagner will be giving a presentation on the pros and cons of the new unitary European patent in contrast to the existing European patent system including a short overview of the two systems in the areas of filing and enforcement.
The reform of the European Patent System supports a cost effective route to patent protection and dispute resolution in Europe. The existing system instituted in 1977 and the forthcoming new system each have their own pros and cons. The choice of one of the systems for your clients depends on the individual facts of each case. An understanding of the differences between the two systems will enable attorneys to give beneficial advice in filing and enforcing European patents.