Wed 9th Feb 2022

Preparing for the UPC: Olaf Ungerer presents to IIPLA Congress and World Litigation Forum in Dubai

In January, Olaf Ungerer travelled to Dubai to attend and speak at the World Litigation Forum (WLF) and the Intellectual Property Congress, hosted by the International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA).

At the IIPLA conference, he presented on the impending arrival of the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent, sharing his key tips on how patent owners and businesses can prepare. You can view a preliminary implementation timeline and an outline of the steps in Olaf’s recent article: ‘4 steps to prepare for arrival of the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent in 2022/3’.


Other topics discussed included:

  • IP lessons learnt from the pandemic;
  • brand protection and why intellectual property rights need more than laws;
  • copyright, the internet and why it matters to you;
  • protecting your patents, ideas and IP;
  • how to monitor and analyze to grow innovations; and
  • the future of intellectual property rights and cyberlaws.


For more information about the IIPLA, please click here:


At the WLF conference, he presented on the evolution of FRAND licensing in IoT eco systems, discussing recent developments in connection with FRAND disputes concerning SEPs and possible solutions for IoT systems.


Other topics discussed included:

  • cross border disputes: 7 top takeaways;
  • force majeure clauses: recent cases, a comparative approach;
  • recent developments in transnational litigation;
  • obtaining evidence from third parties and foreign parties;
  • cyber security: new issues and increased awareness; and
  • blockchain, crypto, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and the law.


For more information about the WLF, please click here:


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 February 2021.



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