Forum Shopping and the UPC
Thursday, January 19, 2023 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) (EST)
Europe’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) will open for business in 2023. This will provide litigants with the option to pursue patent actions involving multiple European jurisdictions in a single proceeding, rather than having to bring multiple actions, as now is the case. Strategic considerations will apply to the choice of which division of the UPC to initiate a court action or whether to initiate national actions in the national courts.
Join us to learn more about forum shopping and the UPC. We will discuss several important aspects of how to choose the right UPC venue. Topics will include:
What are the limits of jurisdiction of the Courts of First Instance of the UPC?
When do you have a choice regarding where you can initiate a court action?
How does the UPC fit in with the Recast Brussels Convention? Moderator: Sarah Rodriguez Speakers: Antje Brambrink Nicholas Fox