Patent Validity and Infringement

Venue: TBC, Central London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 26, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 26, 2012
Registration Date: Apr 26, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 16, 2012
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Butterworths is pleased to announce that the Patent Validity and Infringement conference will be held in Central London on Thursday 26th April 2012 (6 CPD hours).

Widely varying approaches to patent validity and infringement around the world can have a serious impact on your ability to maximise patent protection. From damage calculation in the USA, to compulsory licensing in Germany, the impact of the Unitary Patent in the UK and customs seizures in the Netherlands, the differences between jurisdictions can cause confusion and uncertainty for patent holders.

Butterworths’ Patent Validity and Infringement conference will provide delegates with step-by-step guides to the world’s most active patent jurisdictions, with advice on first steps, procedural differences, timescales and costs as well as the progress towards the European Unitary Patent and the implications for validity and infringement cases across Europe.

Designed specifically for patents counsel, patents lawyers and patent attorneys, our unparalleled speaker panel will discuss the following key issues:
• The progress towards a European Unitary Patent and a Unified Patent Court
• Guidance on navigating your way through the increasingly harsh US patent landscape, including an examination of patent office procedures and choosing your jurisdiction
• Clarification of costs and timescales in China
• An update on biologics and telecommunications litigation in Germany, plus the latest on compulsory licensing
• An update on injunctive relief in the UK
• The latest on cross-border injunctions and customs seizures in the Netherlands

To download the full agenda or to register, please visit:

Plus: why not attend our US Patents Law Workshop taking place the next day, on 27 April 2012, also in Central London? Designed for European practitioners who wish to increase their knowledge of the US patent system but for whom this is not their primary area of expertise, this intensive one day workshop will provide guidance on drafting, prosecuting and preparing patents for enforcement in the US. Find out more about this workshop or register at:

Alternatively, please call us on +44 (0)20 7347 3573 or email

Plus, book before 16 March 2012 to receive a £150 discount off two day full price! (or £50 discount if you book on either the conference or the workshop). To claim your discount, all you have to do is quote the reference ‘PVIDL’ when registering.