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2014

European Patent Practice Seminar 2014

Austin Sep 11-12, 2014 – AT&T Conference Center
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Program Features
European Patent Practice Seminar 2014, presented by The University of Texas School of Law and the German intellectual property law firm of Kuhnen & Wacker, provides a unique forum for intellectual property attorneys to hear the latest in European Union patent practice and patent litigation from experts who practice in the EU on a day-to-day-basis.

Kuhnen & Wacker's EU-based attorneys and U.S.-based Of Counsel will examine and discuss topics ranging from EP Claim Drafting Specialties to Unitary Patents, Doctrine of Equivalents and Patent Filing Strategies, as well as International Patent Litigation. A panel discussion of the EPC (UPP) vs. AIA will provide insight into how the new statute has been implemented in practice and what it means for patent practitioners in the U.S. and Europe. Don't miss valuable expertise and timely insight into key intellectual property law developments.

The University of Texas School of Law Continuing Legal Education (UT Law CLE) is one of the oldest and most distinguished providers of professional education in the country, offering over 50 advanced programs annually that provide CLE and CPE credit to national legal and accounting professionals.

Kuhnen & Wacker is an intellectual property law firm established more than 35 years ago in Freising/Munich, Germany and offers attorneys and staff who are highly specialized in intellectual property matters. The firm offers services in patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, domains, copyrights and trade secrets as well as IP evaluation and IP litigation and licensing.
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Sep. 11, 2014

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

1.00 hr

Introduction to the European Patent Convention

A quick orientation through the basics. 

Rainer K. Kuhnen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

9:30 am

1.00 hr

EP Case Law of Interest

Get updates on significant and recent decisions. 

Rainer K. Kuhnen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

1.00 hr

EP Claim Drafting Specialties

Become aware of the essential differences to the U.S. system by practice examples. 

Detlef von Ahsen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

11:45 am

1.00 hr

Opposition

A step by step guide to the opposition procedures.

Detlef von Ahsen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

12:45 pm
Lunch on Your Own

Thursday Afternoon, Sep. 11, 2014

2:00 pm

1.00 hr

Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

What changes will have to be expected, and when? 

Rainer K. Kuhnen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm

1.25 hrs

Moderated Panel Discussion: EPC (UPP) vs. AIA

How has the new statute been implemented in practice and what does this mean for patent practitioners in the US and Europe? 

James A. Forstner, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany
Rainer K. Kuhnen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany
Detlef von Ahsen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

4:30 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning, Sep. 12, 2014

8:00 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast. 

8:30 am

1.50 hrs

Enforcement of IPRs in Europe- First steps Before Litigation Begins

Detlef von Ahsen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

10:00 am

1.50 hrs

Patent Infringement Litigation

This session highlights practical aspects in connection with litigation in Europe including Doctrine of Equivalents. 

Detlef von Ahsen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

11:30 am
Break

11:45 am

1.00 hr

Patent Filing Strategies

Find your way through the Unitary Patent, the EP patent, national patents and utility models. 

Rainer K. Kuhnen, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

12:45 pm
Lunch on Your Own

Friday Afternoon, Sep. 12, 2014

2:00 pm

2.00 hrs

International Patent Litigation

Update on current trends and figures. 

James A. Forstner, Kuhnen & Wacker IP - Freising, Germany

4:00 pm
Adjourn

Faculty

Conference Faculty

James A. Forstner
Kuhnen & Wacker IP
Freising, Germany
Rainer K. Kuhnen
Kuhnen & Wacker IP
Freising, Germany
Detlef von Ahsen
Kuhnen & Wacker IP
Freising, Germany

Planning Committee

James A. Forstner
Kuhnen & Wacker IP
Freising, Germany
Rainer K. Kuhnen
Kuhnen & Wacker IP
Freising, Germany
Detlef von Ahsen
Kuhnen & Wacker IP
Freising, Germany
Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.25 hrs
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
California
12.25 hrs
Additional Information
Live Conferences: At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
Oklahoma
14.50 hrs
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Other States
Many jurisdictions accept conferences offered by The University of Texas School of Law, and approved by the State Bar of Texas, for CLE credit. Please check with your jurisdiction's regulatory authority. A Certificate of Attendance and credit reporting documentation will be provided at the conference.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
14.50 hrs
Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Sep 5, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 5, 2014
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Sep 8, 2014
    $50 processing fee applied

Hotel / Venue

Austin

AT&T Conference Center

The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX
512.404.3600 (reservations)
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Accommodations

$179 room rate good through August 19, 2014 (subject to availability).