The fifth annual MIP European Patent Reform Forum returned to Munich on September 5 and Paris on September 7. With the most significant change to the European Patent system coming in the form of the Unified Patent Court, the MIP European Patent Reform Forum navigated the finalstages of establishing the UPC and Unitary Patent, examining the changes that will impact existing patent portfolios, tracking the operational progress and practical steps for a successful opt-out. The forum also examined the role of discretion in the UPC and how this compares to national practice.Benoît Battistelli, president of the European Patent Office shared a keynote address which proved insightful to much of the audience in attendance.Attendees could:
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