A Changing Dynamic: Using IP research to shape Unitary Patent strategy
After years of speculation, the Unitary Patent system is set to go online in 2023. This shift in the European patent landscape will bring with it new risk management challenges.
Our panel is comprised of your host; IP attorney and journalist Suzi Morales alongside speakers Peter Vanderheyden, RWS' Vice President IP Research, Costas Stephanides, Technical Manager at RWS IP Services and Stacy Landry, Law Practice Professional and Director of Client Services for AOP Connect.
In this webinar, we will discuss how Unitary Patents will increase the amount of not only prior art issues but also potential invalidity litigation. Where a company may previously have only needed to consider freedom to operate in a few countries, the UP opens a whole new vista of possible challenges.
How can companies and firms handle the risks and adjust IP research and filing strategies? Thoughtful preparation now and flexibility as the system evolves will help IP leaders adapt to the risks and make the most of the new UP framework.
Vice President RWS IP Research
Law Practice Professional and Director of Client Services
IP attorney and journalist
Technical Manager RWS IP Research