European Patent Litigation: an overview

Hogan Lovells in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) brings you the fifth in our complimentary webinar series focusing on the latest legal issues for in-house counsel in Europe.


Litigating patents in Europe today can be a complex affair involving national litigation in multiple European jurisdictions. To optimize Europe-wide patent litigation, it is essential to have a solid enforcement strategy.

Focusing on three key jurisdictions (Germany, UK and France), this webinar will provide a practical overview of strategies for enforcement and for dealing with patent litigation, notably:

  • Pre-litigation: what steps generally precede a decision to litigate, and will the choice of forum have an effect on initial steps?
  • Timing: how long can litigation last in these countries? Is it possible to obtain preliminary injunctions?
  • Outcome of the litigation: what damages and other remedies?
  • Cost
  • Interaction between the national courts: Exchange of information? Stay of proceedings? Precedents?
  • U.S. patent litigation: comparing and contrasting with European procedures
  • The future: towards a unified European patent litigation system?

Speaker Panel

Co-chairs:  Marten Bezemer, Associate General Counsel EMEA, Plantronics B.V., John Lowe, General Counsel and Communications Director, Qioptiq

Speakers:  Partners in Hogan Lovells' intellectual property group:  Xavier Buffet Delmas (France), Adam Cooke (UK) , Dominique Ménard (France), Steffen Steininger (Germany), Theodore Mlynar (U.S.)


UK participants: 1 CPD hour (Solicitors Regulation Authority).
US participants: Application for CLE credit is pending in New York and California.  For all other jurisdictions, attendees will receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance.
Note to NY Attorneys:  This program is appropriate for non-transitional attorneys and not acceptable for newly-admitted attorneys.

About the European Webinar Series

Hogan Lovells in partnership with ACC Europe is delighted to offer a brand new, complimentary lunchtime webinar series focusing on the latest legal issues for in-house counsel in Europe today. From the comfort and convenience of your office, each webinar will bring together an experienced panel of speakers from across Europe, including Hogan Lovells lawyers and ACC Europe representatives, to discuss a topical area of law. Webinar topics will come from a broad range of practice areas, including data privacy, corporate and commercial, competition and IP, and will highlight the latest legal issues, as well as draw upon recent case studies to discuss the practical and commercial implications for business.

About ACC Europe

ACC Europe serves in-house attorneys in Europe through networking, knowledge sharing, continuing legal education and advocacy on behalf of the in-house profession. ACC Europe is a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the premier association for in-house counsel.

How to participate

To attend this webinar, you will need to log in to a website on your computer and dial into a conference line by telephone.

Toll-free log-in and dial-in details will be sent to all registered participants by email the day before the webinar.

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