Tuesday 3 May

UPC Series: Litigation in the UPC – from claim to judgment

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Start: Tuesday 3 May 2022, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 3 May 2022, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Do you know your written procedure from your interim procedure? Your judge-rapporteur from your technically-qualified judge? What the Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre is? With the UPC likely to open its doors in late 2022 or early 2023, potential litigants need to know what to expect from the new litigation forum. In this webinar, Gregory Bacon and Richard Pinckney of Bristows LLP will provide an overview of expectations on how to run a case in the Court, with a focus on procedure, evidence (both documentary and witness), case management and timelines, as well as the role of mediation and arbitration in the new system.




Gregory Bacon, Bristows

Gregory Bacon, Bristows

Greg Bacon is an experienced IP lawyer with a particular focus on patent litigation in the life sciences sector.

Greg’s extensive scientific background gives him a valuable understanding of technical issues that can underlie IP matters, particularly in the life sciences field. He has advised and represented clients on small molecule pharmaceuticals, biologics (originators and biosimilars), medical devices, as well as in the cosmetics, chemicals, technology and shipping sectors.

Greg has represented clients in many cases before both the English High Court and Court of Appeal. In addition, Greg has extensive experience of strategic multinational litigation through multiple global pharmaceutical product coordination projects.

Richard Pinckey, Bristows

Richard Pinckey, Bristows

His practice covers all aspects of IP disputes including enforcement and licensing strategies, FRAND issues and SEPs, freedom to operate, breach of confidence and trade secrets, as well as patent validity and infringement. A significant part of his practice involves the coordination of litigation before the UK Courts with parallel proceedings in other jurisdictions, particularly the USA and in Europe, as well as before international patent offices.

As a solicitor advocate, Richard is qualified to appear before all courts in England and Wales.

Richard has a background in engineering and his technical patent litigation experience includes the telecommunications, computer hardware and software, engineering, human computer interaction and LED lighting sectors.

Richard has integrated his technical practice with a significant FRAND practice. He advises on issues arising in disputes relating to international technology standards and patent pools including contract, competition law, enforcement and licensing. Richard has acted in the leading FRAND cases in the UK for Philips, IPCom and Samsung.

Richard is a member of AIPPI (Association for Protection of Intellectual Property), EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) and LES (Licensing Executive Society) and is a regular speaker at international conferences on UK patent litigation and FRAND.

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