Wednesday 15 February

Running an action before the UPC – the practicalities of what is actually involved

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Start: Wednesday 15 February 2023, 12:30 PM

End: Wednesday 15 February 2023, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

This webinar seeks to give a real insight into the practicalities of bringing a case before the Unified Patent Court. What will need to be done, by who and when? And how will it impact on everyday practice?

Richard Davis (a former patent attorney) has worked closely with patent attorneys both in the Patents Court, IPEC and the EPO and gives his view on case handling going forward in the UPC.


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Richard Davis, Hogarth Chambers

Richard Davis, Hogarth Chambers

Richard has over 20 years’ experience litigating before the English Patent Court as well as oppositions and appeals before the EPO and is equally familiar with both jurisdictions.

Before commencing practice at the Bar, Richard qualified as a European Patent Attorney and this dual qualification has resulted in him appearing frequently before the European Patent Office and giving him representation rights before the UPC.

Richard’s practice encompasses a diverse range of technologies. He has particular expertise in the electronics / telecommunications sector having advised many of the major players in the field such as LG Electronics, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and Symbian. Although by training an electrical engineer, he is active in the pharmaceutical sector and acted for the Secretary of State for Health in the ground breaking second medical indication litigation concerning pregabalin.

Richard lectures and tutors regularly on IPRs to patent and trade mark attorneys and solicitors. He has tutored at Nottingham Law School on its LLM in Advanced IP litigation and been a visiting lecturer of CEIPI on the European patent litigation diploma. Richard is now one of the two General Editors of the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts (the Black Book).

It was recently announced that he will be appointed King’s Counsel (silk) in early 2023.

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