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Virtual Team Meeting


Join us for a timely discussion with two very knowledgeable European patent attorneys about the new European Patent System and the Unitary Patent Court.  

Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance presents

The New European Patent System and the Unitary Patent Court --

Questions and Answers 

On behalf of the Illinois IP Alliance Board (ILIPA), please join us in a lively discussion with European Patent Attorneys, Frank Van Coppenolle and Francois Gevers surrounding the Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court (UPC).

On February 17th, 2023, the “gatekeeper” Germany deposited its instrument of ratification of the UPC agreement. This was the last step that officially triggered the entry into force of the Unified Patent Court on June 1st, 2023. As of now, we are currently in the sunrise period for opting out existing patents from the new system which started March 1st, 2023.  

17 MAY 2024

12-1 p.m. CT


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