Patent Strategies in Europe in View of UPC/BREXIT by Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner with Boehmert & Boehmert


Patent Strategies in Europe in View of BREXIT and Protection of Software-related Inventions under European Laws & Practice given by Dr. Heinz Goddar, Partner with Boehmert & Boehmert

 Currently, there is no European patent that would be centrally enforceable. However, the European patent with unitary effect (EPUE) or the “Unitary Patent” is in advanced stage of adoption in participating member states of the European Union. The EU Unitary Patent System will give possibility to obtain a central EU Unitary Patent which will be centrally enforceable. What is the EU Unitary Patent System and when will the EU Patent Package is in force? In addition, how the software-related inventions are protected in Europe?

This CLE will present two topics:

  1. Dr. Goddar will speak about the status of EU unitary patent system, structure of European patent court. Further Dr. Goddar will provide suggests/recommendationsfor patent filing/prosecution in Europe based on current EP patent situation.
  2. Dr. Goddar will speak about the patentability of computer implemented inventions at EPO and German and make recommendations for specification drafting for software-related inventions in Europe and Germany.

Dr. Heinz Goddar

Heinz Goddar, Prof., Dr., a German Patent Attorney and European Patent and Trademark Attorney, is a partner of Boehmert & Boehmert, with his office at Munich, Germany. Technical background (as well as PhD degree) in physics, with a focus on polymer physics. He teaches Patent and Licensing Law as an Honorary Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany, as a Lecturer at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich, Germany, as a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., and the National ChengChi University, Taipei, and as a Consultant Professor at the University of Huazhong, Wuhan, China. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Tongji Global Intellectual Property Institute (TGIPI), Shanghai, China. Prof. Dr. Goddar is an Adjunct Professor and an Honorable Consultant in International Legal Services at the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan. He is also a Director at the Global Institute of Intellectual Property (GIIP), Delhi. He is a Past President of LES International and of LES Germany and has received the Gold Medal of LES International. In 2014 he has been inducted into the IP Hall of Fame.

Where: Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland,  OR 97204
When: July 19th from 12:00-1:00 Cost: $30 w/ lunch; $18 w/o lunch
Registration: opens Fri. June 16, 2017. Just go to the Event Registration tab on OPLA’s website here => Registration at the door is $18 and does not include lunch. We will take checks made out to Oregon Patent Law Association or cash only.

19 07 2017 - Patent Strategies in Europe in View of BREXIT

19 07 2017 - Protection of Software-related Inventions

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