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MIP European Patent Forum 2018

11 September, Marriott Champ Elysees, Paris
13 September, Charles Hotel, Munich


PARIS Register here

Paris registration is now open - confirm your place online

Free registration for in-house counsel, general counsel, heads of IP, chief legal officers and more

MUNICH Register here

Munich registration is now open - confirm your place online

Free registration for in-house counsel, general counsel, heads of IP, chief legal officers and more

The sixth annual return of the  MIP European Patent Reform Forum will be taking place in Paris on 11 September and Munich on 11 September

In a world where approximately 80% of corporate value is attributable to intangible assets, there are very few areas of commerce that are not impacted by IP. The forum will assess whether recent legislative developments can bridge the gap and overcome the lack of harmonisation across Europe

Essential developments will be examined including; Unwired Planet v Huawei and FRAND enforcement; EU Trade Secrets Directive; draft French patent law and the role of plausibility in patent validity. Leading European lawyers will address the challenges, make observations and practical recommendations to prepare your portfolio for the emerging case law, digital revolution and Brexit.

The programme addresses the major issues at hand and will encourage participation and debate on all of the pertinent topics from the varied perspectives. You can view the full agenda below:

Download the PARIS brochure here 

Download the MUNICH brochure here

Who you will meet?

  • IP in-house counsel
  • Patent counsel/attorneys
  • IP counsel and IP managers
  • PVP/SVP patents
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Heads/directors of IP, patents & legal affairs

Benefit of attending:

  • Hear how to remain agile to protect your innovation in the changing IP landscape
  • Discuss the application of infringement by equivalents and draw comparisons with key jurisdictions
  • Identify tips to successfully pursue enforcement of SEP’s in the developing landscape
  • Learn from recent decisions in Germany to overcome challenges with compulsory injunctions
  • Evaluate best practice to draft and negotiate patent license agreements to avoid disputes
  • Examine the implications of AI on the future of mobility and autonomous vehicles
  • Listen to essential case developments in life sciences
  • Join analysis on the role of plausibility in patent validity and the doctrine of plausibility


Alicia Sprott
+44 (0) 207 779 8334

Natalie Canter
+44 207 779 8730

Melanie Petch
+44 (0) 207 779 8836

Association Partner




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