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MIP European Patent Forum 2018

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


The MIP European Patent Reform Forum returned for its sixth year, once again in Paris and Munich.

Essential developments were 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 addressed these challenges, made observations and practical recommendations to prepare delegates' portfolio for emerging case law, digital revolution and Brexit. 

All delegates were encouraged to participate and debate on all pertinent topics from varied perspectives.

Delegates in attendance were able to:

  • Hear how to remain agile to protect 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 SEPs 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

To be notified of future events or for any other enquiries, please see below:


Alicia Sprott
+44 (0) 207 779 8334

Natalie Canter
+44 207 779 8730

Melanie Petch
+44 (0) 207 779 8836

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Bureau Van Dijk


Dentons GowlingWLG Kirkland Ellis
Linklaters Ropes Gray_website

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