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The European Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent - What to Expect
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Vancouver May Event

When: Friday, May 12
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: Gowling WLG
550 Burrard Street
Suite 2300, Bentall 5
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6C 2B5
Contact: Gina Lupino

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The European Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent - What to Expect

Expert Presentation and Lunch


Friday, May 12

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

Gowling WLG
550 Burrard Street
Suite 2300
Bentall 5
Vancouver, BC  V6C 2B5


LES Member: $25.00 CA ($20.00 USD)
Non-Member: $35.00 CA ($27.00 USD)
LES Student Member: $15.00 CA ($12.00 USD)

LES fees are processed in US Dollars.  The above is an estimate based on the exchange rate.

The LES Vancouver Chapter uses online registration for its events.  LES members should login to the registration page with their LES username and password.



The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) are expected to become operational by December 2017.  It is now vital to prepare existing patent portfolios for the new patent litigation landscape in Europe.

In this presentation Clare Salisbury and Anthony Dearden, who are both qualified European Patent Attorneys residing in Vancouver, will guide you through the UPC and UP including:

  • Latest timetable for ratification
  • Structure of the UPC
  • Action before the UPC
  • The Unitary Patent and its relationship to the UPC
  • What you need to consider and steps to be taken



Clare Salisbury
Gowling WLG


Clare Salisbury is a principal and patent agent with nearly two decades of experience helping clients manage their patent portfolios. In addition to being a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, Clare is also a European patent attorney and chartered U.K. patent attorney. Prior to moving to Canada, Clare worked for a U.K. patent attorney firm and has significant experience preparing and prosecuting European and U.K. patents as well as European opposition work and oral hearings before the European Patent Office. She also holds considerable expertise drafting and prosecuting patents in Canada, the United States and around the world.  Read More...

Anthony Dearden
Patent Agent
Gowling WLG

Anthony Dearden is a European and chartered U.K. patent attorney practicing at the Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. His work focuses primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to a wide range of subject matter, including mechanical engineering, software, hardware, medical devices, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics and optics.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Anthony spent over eight years in the United Kingdom where he gained extensive experience of the U.K. and European patent systems. He has particular experience of prosecuting applications for inventions bordering on statutory patentability exclusions, such as business methods and computer-implemented methods deemed non-technical. He has handled numerous oppositions to European patents, representing both opponents and patentees of granted European patents, sometimes at oral hearings at the European Patent Office. He also has experience of preparing and filing applications for European Union Registered Designs, as well as advising on unregistered design rights.  Read more...


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A $5.00 USD cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after May 9.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern).


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