The EPO Strategic Plan // 2019-2023

Broadcast Date: 3 February 2021

In this webinar we discuss key initiatives in the EPO Strategic Plan 2019-2023, including new EPO tools such as videoconferencing, streamlining of patent procedures, expansion outside Europe, the convergence of IP practice in Europe and a strategic plan for an IP authority.

Moderator: Robert Watson, Chemical Patent Attorney at Mewburn Ellis LLP in the UK. He is also Vice President of FICPI's Study & Work Group, the CET.

Speakers:

  • Antonio Pizzoli, European Patent Attorney and Litigator at Notarbartolo & Gervasi S.p.A. in Italy. He is also Chair of FICPI's CET Group 4: European Patents and the UPC.
  • Christian Wende, European Patent Attorney and Partner at DTS Patent und Rechtsanwälte in Germany. He is also the Reporter of FICPI's CET Group 4: European Patents and the UPC.
  • Kim Finnilä, European Patent Attorney in Finland. He is also the Assistant Reporter of FICPI's CET.