UPC: The Countdown Begins! (RECORDING)

March/April of 2023 will see the start of the new Unitary Patent System in Europe. The system is made up of the newly-established Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent. The Unitary Patent System represents a seismic shift in the European Patent landscape. Especially the UPC will have a great impact on the patent litigation landscape and thereby the business landscape in Europe. This webinar will focus on the Unified Patent Court and how it will change the way businesses operate in this new world. Join our expert panel—Bettina Wanner of Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH, Boris Kreye of Bird & Bird LLP, and Jakob Kellenberger of Procter & Gamble Services Co. NV—to learn more about the UPC.

This webinar is sponsored by Bird & Bird LLP

Jakob Kellenberger

Senior Director and Associate General Counsel

Procter & Gamble

Jakob Kellenberger is a Senior Director and Associate General Counsel for Procter & Gamble in Belgium. In this position, Mr. Kellenberger is responsible for P&G’s Global Home Care- and European Fabric Care-IP. He oversees a group of Patent Professionals located in P&G’s Newcastle and Brussels Innovation Centers and advises Procter & Gamble’s senior management on intellectual property issues. Mr. Kellenberger has authored numerous P&G patents and patent applications, has led a number of oppositions/appeals and hearings in the EPO, has been involved in license agreements, acquisitions and divestitures, in mediation and in IP litigation. Mr. Kellenberger holds a MSc with a focus on Molecular Biology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidg. Tech. Hochschule - ETH) in Zürich and a Postgraduate degree in IP law from the same school. He is a Qualified Representative before the EPO, and has over 25 years of experience in IP.

Boris Kreye

Partner

Bird & Bird LLP

Boris Kreye is a partner in Bird & Bird, LLP's IP practice group in Munich and head of the litigation team there. As a litigator, he obtained extensive experience in leading and handling multi-jurisdictional patent disputes over the years and decades. He represents national and international clients both on the offensive and the defensive side. He appears before all German patent infringement courts, the Federal Patent Court in Munich and the European Patent Office (EPO) and has particular expertise in coordinating international patent disputes in multiple countries, both for plaintiffs and defendants.

Over the years he has been involved in several high-profile cases, areas of expertise including life sciences, consumer electronics mobile communications, SEP and FRAND, automotive and nano-technology. He has represented leading companies from the US, Japan and Europe in these industries. He also represents clients in oppositions and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court. Furthermore, he is listed as a WIPO arbitrator. Besides advising clients in all other IP matters, particularly in trademarks, unfair competition law and design rights, he also has experience in assisting and representing clients in ICC arbitration proceedings and evidence proceedings under the Hague Convention (mostly in connection with the US litigation).

Dr. Bettina Wanner

Head IP Advocacy & Strategy

Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

Dr. Bettina Wanner is Head of IP Advocacy and Strategy for Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH. She is also Chair of IPO's European Practice Committee.

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