Please join us for a seminar in Oxford on "Patent Litigation–International Perspectives." The seminar will be followed by a reception to celebrate the launch of WilmerHale’s IP Litigation Practice in the UK, part of the firm's continuing expansion in Europe.
WilmerHale's pre-eminent IP Litigation Practice was named 'IP Litigation Department of the Year' by The American Lawyer in 2014, the third time WilmerHale has received this recognition. Our lawyers have run some of the most high profile landmark cases in the world, including in the United States, Germany and the UK. We regularly represent clients in appeals before the US Supreme Court and Federal Circuit and our lawyers have on a number of occasions represented clients in the House of Lords and UK Supreme Court.
Seminar–International Perspectives on Patent Litigation
WilmerHale Partners Mark Selwyn, Trevor Cook and Anthony Trenton will begin with a look at the current position and future developments in the European patent litigation system, including the dramatic new changes on the horizon that will be introduced by the forthcoming new EU Unified Patent Court. The seminar will go on to consider topical issues in the patent litigation field, from both a UK (and European) and US perspective. We will address the different approaches taken in the United States and in various EU jurisdictions to the interpretation of patent claims in the light of recent developments. We will then examine the patentability of software and computer implemented inventions in the UK and the US and the current state of play in Europe and the United States on enforcing standard essential patents and the determination of F/RAND royalty rates for their use.