Fri 7th Oct 2022

Olaf Ungerer to deliver insights on the UPC/UP at the WIPF conference in Thailand on 12 October

European patent attorney Olaf Ungerer will be speaking at the World Intellectual Property Form in Bangkok, Thailand on how applicants and owners of EP patents need to strategically prepare for the upcoming Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) package in Europe.

The three-day conference running from 10-12 October 2022 will focus on recent developments in intellectual property and its syncing with business objectives. The focus will be on how technology and innovation are shaping the future of IP.


In his presentation on 12 October, Olaf will be discussing:

  • the legal background of the UPC/ UP package;
  • three future available routes for European patents;
  • the definition of a ‘unitary’ patent;
  • relations between EPC member states and UPC/UP member states;
  • structure of the UPC court system;
  • important specific issues under the UPC/UP system; and
  • four basic steps to prepare for the UPC and UP.


He will be speaking alongside:

  • Tilman Pfrang, Partner at Meissner Bolte;
  • Wieland Groth, Founder at Patent Attorney Dr. Growth;
  • Alexander Rubusch, Partner at Taylor Wessing;
  • Constanze Krenz, Counsel at DLA Piper; and
  • Alexander Harguth, Partner at Preu Bohlig & Partner.


Click here to find out more information about the conference.


Other topics on the agenda for the World Intellectual Property Forum include:

  • intellectual property and emerging technologies;
  • innovation and IP strategy;
  • mediating complex international IP cases;
  • the collision of data privacy and cybersecurity;
  • whether authors and inventors must be human;
  • the use of trade marks by influencers;
  • the metaverse and the implications for intellectual property rights and data protection;
  • IP creation, exchange and ownership in university-industry collaborations;
  • IP monetization and how to drive value from your intellectual property portfolio;
  • FRAND and standard essential patents


This briefing is for general information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. We can discuss specific issues and facts on an individual basis. Please note that the law may have changed since the day this was first published in October 2022.


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