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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Litigation Committee

The Litigation Committee considers and discusses all questions, including inter-state agreements, related to the litigation of European and EP patents and patent applications, as well as representation in Court by European Patent Attorneys and the proposal to separate the Boards of Appeal from the European Patent Office.

The Committee shall consist of a maximum of one full member and one substitute member for each contracting state.

Terms of Reference of the Litigation Committee

Committee Members
Country Name
AL Ela Panidha
AT Michael Stadler
Josef Mikota (subst.)
BE Michaël Andries T. Beck
Pieter Vandersteen (subst.)
Francis Leyder (assoc.)
BG Milena Lubenova Georgieva-Tabakova
Radislava Andreeva Kosseva (subst.)
CH Peter René Thomsen
Thomas Ottmar Körner (subst.)
CY Christos A. Theodoulou
CZ Michal Guttmann
DE Tilman Pfrang
Verena Clarita Töpert (subst.)
DK Ejvind Christiansen
Nicolai Kanved (subst.)
EE Mart Enn Koppel
ES Juan Arias Sanz
Aurelio Hernandez Lehmann (subst.)
FI Kim Larseman Finnilä
Kirsikka Elina Etuaho (subst.)
FR Laurent Nuss
Pierre Gendraud (subst.)
GB Stephen James Blake
Stoyan Atanassov Radkov (subst.)
HR Sanja Vukina
Tomislav Strniscak (subst.)
HU Ferenc Török
IE Triona Mary Walshe
Jonathan Patrick White (subst.)
IS Sigurdur Ingvarsson
IT Giuseppe Colucci
Antonella De Gregori (subst.)
LI Bernd-Günther Harmann
Christian Holzheu (subst.)
LT Vilija Viesunaite
LU Mathis Bruck
Valérie Martine Mellet (subst.)
LV Voldemars Osmans
Jevgenijs Fortuna (subst.)
MC Günther Schmalz
Tum Thach (subst.)
MK Jovan Joanidis
MT Angelo Gerbino
NL Paul Magnus Clarkson
Gesina Visser-Luirink (subst.)
NO Kari Helen Simonsen
PL Katarzyna Dorota Lewicka
Piotr Malcherek (subst.)
PT Nuno Cruz
António Corte-Real Cruz (subst.)
RO Oana-Laura Boncea
Dan Puscasu (subst.)
RS Mihajlo Zatezalo
SE Hao Li
Peter Martinsson (subst.)
SI Marjanca Golmajer Zima
Damjan Hodzar (subst.)
SK Vladimir Neuschl
SM Stefano Baldi
Davide Luigi Petraz (subst.)
TR M.N. Aydin Deris
Erkan Sevinç (subst.)