Tuesday 5 April

UPC Series: The Essentials of the UP

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Start: Tuesday 5 April 2022, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 5 April 2022, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

This webinar will consist information about legislation underlying the Unitary Patent; what countries are now and could later be covered; how to obtain and maintain a Unitary Patent, What steps the EPO are taking for the entry into force of the Unitary Patent; and what EP applicants and EP proprietors need to consider before the Unitary Patent comes into effect.




Chris Mercer, CIPA Council

Chris Mercer, CIPA Council

Chris Mercer joined the patent profession in 1975 and passed the UK Finals exams in 1979. For the majority of his career, Chris was either a partner or a consultant for Carpmaels & Ransford, with a large practice in oppositions and appeals at the EPO and litigation before the UK courts. Chris is a member of Council for CIPA and is also on a number of CIPA committees, including the Education, Patents and Litigation Committees. He is also on epi’s Council and on various epi Committees and was a founding member of EPLIT. Chris is a former president of both CIPA and epi. He appeared as an advocate in a Moot Court event in 1977.

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