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Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Events January 2016



EQE Kick-off Meeting with the EPO

Munich (DE): 18.01.2016

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Mock-Trial under the 18th draft of the Rules of Procedures for the UPC

Munich (DE): 22.01.2016

On 22 January 2016, EPLIT will run a mock-trial under the 18th draft of the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The case to be tried is between Improver Corporation and Remington Consumer Products and concerns a depilatory device, better known as the "Epilady" case. This case was litigated in the late 1980's and early 1990's before various national courts in Europe with drastically different outcomes. For that reason it serves as a reminder of why further harmonization of patent litigation in Europe is a worthy cause. The mock-trial will be staged before the Local Division of the UPC in Munich.

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