Tuesday 17 May

UPC Series: Representation before the UPC

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Date and time

Start: Tuesday 17 May 2022, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 17 May 2022, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

Many CIPA members will have automatic rights to apply to represent clients before the Unitary Patent Court.  Whether you want to run infringement proceedings, central revocation proceedings or simply manage your clients’ opts outs or withdrawals, there is benefit to being on the register.

This webinar will review the European Patent Litigation Certificate regulations.

Initially, Vicki Salmon will review the grandfather provisions for registering for representation rights before the UPC and the time table and process for doing this.

Then Duncan Matthews and Dave Musker will outline QM’s plans for seeking accreditation as a provider of EPLCs in partnership with CIPA and the provision of training for those who may wish to brush up on procedure, even though they already have the relevant qualifications.





Vicki Salmon, Impact IP

Vicki Salmon, Impact IP

Vicki Salmon is a solicitor and UK and European patent attorney and patent attorney litigator.  She began her career with Mewburn Ellis, before moving through city law firms and back to patent attorney practices.  She is now a co-founder of Impact Intellectual Property LLP, which started in September 2021.

Her work includes advising clients on all forms of IP protection, from strategy and filing, through clearance, disputes and exploitation.

Vicki is chair of the Education Committee, member of Council and vice chair of the Internal Governance Committee.  She is also a member of the Litigation Committee, having chaired it for a while, and a member of the Patents Committee.  She is a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act.  As chair of litigation committee, Vicki worked on the development of the UPC with the other UK and EU professions, which involved many meetings with the IPO and appearances in front of a select committee.

Duncan Matthews, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute

Duncan Matthews, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute

Duncan Matthews is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London, where he teaches European, U.S. and international law of patents to postgraduate students. He has acted as an advisor to the IPO, EPO, the European Commission, the European Parliament, WIPO and the WHO. He is co-editor of the Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences and is currently co-editing (with Professor Paul Torremans, University of Nottingham) a Research Handbook on European Patent Law for publication in 2023.

David Musker, Maucher Jenkins

David Musker, Maucher Jenkins

Professor David Musker is a Chartered and European Patent Attorney holding a Higher Courts Litigation Certificate and an LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation.  He is the author of, amongst other things;

  • Introduction & Chapter 1 of European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court, Hugh Dunlop, CIPA (4th Ed pending)
  • UPC Revocation – the end of opposition?, talk at QMUL/ERA UPC conference, London, 5th December 2014
  • IP attorney litigators: will they fly or die?, [2010] JIPLP 5(8), 602-607
  • Why Privilege Rules Need to Be Reformed (with others), Managing Intellectual Property 181, July/August 2008, 58-66
  • Privilege – pitfalls and obstacles for clients operating in multiple jurisdictions, talk at WIPO/AIPPI International Conference on Client Privilege in Intellectual Property Professional Advice, Geneva, May 2008
  • Litigation Rights for Patent Attorneys in the UK, talk at 2007 Danish Patent Agent’s Association Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Enforcement Directive – The Judge’s Perspective, talk at 2007 UNION Round Table on Enforcement, Munich
  • Enforcing a Diluted Draft – Setting minimum standards across Europe (with Vanessa Marsland) Copyright World April 2004, 8-10
  • The Interpretation of Patent Claims in the United Kingdom (with James Cross), JPAA Patent Magazine 2005 Issue 58.07 42-48
  • Administration of Justice – Consultation on replacement of the Registered Designs Appeal Tribunal, [2005] CIPA J , 34(9), 571-574

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