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EEC Webinar: The UPC - Future of Patent Litigation in Europe
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Emerging Enterprises June Webinar

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: United States
Contact: Susan Houchins

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 Emerging Enterprises Committee Webinar

The UPC - Future of Patent Litigation in Europe


Wed., July 19, 2017

Price: Free



12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Mountain)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Pacific)



In 2018 the landscape of patent litigation in Europe will hopefully change. The Unified patent court will open its doors and is able to handle patent litigation on a European level without the need of litigating in different countries. The new system has a lot of benefits as one can seek for a European wide injunction. However it poses also a risk for patentees as a patent can be revoked in one strike for the whole of Europe. Especially in the beginning – with no case law and no experience with the new system it will be a difficult but also exciting path to take.

Participants will learn:


  • An outlook on the future of European patent litigation
  • Pros and cons of the new Unified Patent Court
  • Basic structure of the new court system
  • Overview of costs

Alexander Haertel


Alexander has been active as a lawyer since 2004, before joining Preu Bohlig & Partner as a lawyer in 2006. He is one of the founding partners of Kather Augenstein. The IAM Magazine 2014 included him in the “IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s leading Patent Professionals” in the category “Individuals Infringement – Bronze”.

He advises and represents national and international companies of all sizes. The focus of his work is in litigation for technical intellectual property rights (patents, utility models). He is also active in the field of soft IP, and particularly advises his clients in matters of trademarks, design and unfair competition law.

Alexander also has particular experience in the management of cross-border proceedings, in particular in the field of mobile phone companies. He has acted in a series of disputes between major mobile phone companies. He also is constantly asked to participate in validity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court or the EPO.

He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), and is Vice-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee. In addition he co-ordinates the external relations for the Young Members Committee. Alexander is tasked with the management of the Committee on Patent Law in the Working Group on Intellectual Property and Media (AGEM) of the Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Association of Lawyers). He is also a member of EPLAW and GRUR. Alexander regularly lectures and publishes on various topics in the field of intellectual property.





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