Discuss current issues and latest developments regarding patent infringements at the Amberg Patent Day in mid-February. Speakers include representatives of the German Federal Patent Court and the DPMA as well as industry experts.

On 14 February 2020, the 15th Amberg Patent Day takes place at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH – Technical University of Applied Sciences) in Amberg. In practice-oriented keynotes, industry experts and representatives of authorities will talk about legal issues, case studies, and strategies to fend off patent infringements.

Kicking off the event, representatives of German public authorities will share their point of view on the topic: For example, Beate Schmidt, president of the Federal Patent Court (BPatG), will explain the separation principle (Trennungsprinzip) from the perspective of the Federal Court. Subsequently, Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, president of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), will inform about good patents.

Furthermore, multiple industry representatives will talk about aspects of legal practice and strategies to fight infringements. A focus will be put on the automotive sector and on trademark protection on the Internet. For instance, Dr. Joachim Andres, patent attorney at Schaeffler, will report on patent infringements from the perspective of an automotive supplier. In addition, Sebastian Meyer from the University of London, and Jan F. Timme, Managing Director of the IP protection service provider IPBee, will discuss the options for monitoring and stopping online IP rights violations.

You can reserve one of the limited seats for the conference until 30 January 2020 using the online registration form. The complete program and further information on the event can be found on the website of the Patent Day.

Source: OTH Amberg-Weiden