Seminare und Vorträge bei HOFFMANN EITLE

Our exclusive conference events

At HOFFMANN EITLE, we are committed to keeping our clients and business partners up-to-date on new developments in intellectual property law. We therefore regurlarly offer seminars and conferences and invite renowned speakers and experts to attend.


Life Science IP Seminar

June 25 - 27, 2024

For more than two decades, HOFFMANN EITLE has organised the Life Science IP Seminar in Munich every two years. The seminar will deal with current topics of intellectual property protection for inventions in the field of life sciences. It is considered by many to be an important opportunity to keep updated of developments and is characterised by a very high number of experts from the industry and the legal profession.

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Past events

Digital Single Market and Artificial Intelligence: AI Act and Intellectual Property in the Digital Transition

March 7, 2024

Explore discussions on AI's influence on technology, economics, ethical dimensions, and the legal intricacies of intellectual property. Connect with influential figures from leading universities, institutions, law firms and companies, shaping the future of AI. At the event, we will also present the volume titled Digital Single Market and Artificial Intelligence, based on an event held in Milan in October 2022 and expanded with international contributors to include recent developments on the AI Act in Europe.

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The first six months of the UPC

January 19, 2024, 9 am or 6 pm CET

Our litigation experts and UPC representatives Niels Hölder, Anne SchönMike Gruber and Thorsten Bausch gave an update on past decisions, hearings, and procedural orders, and provided takeaways for your litigation strategy. 

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Comparative patent practice conference (CPPC)

This year, the CPPC seminar is scheduled to be held in-person in Tokyo on November 7 (Tue) and November 8 (Wed).

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The First 100 days of UPC

September 15, 2023, 9 am or 6 pm CEST

Join our litigation experts and UPC representatives Niels Hölder, Thorsten Bausch and Mike Gruber as they reflect on the first 100 days of the UPC. Gain insights into pending cases, case management and the first hearings.

Euro Law Conference and Training Course 2023

June 19 - 23, 2023

We are very pleased to announce that, after a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HOFFMANN EITLE is again able to host an in-person Euro Law Conference in the Munich office on June 22 & 23, 2023. The Euro Law Conference has been designed to address the complex issues associated with all areas of intellectual property protection and to help you enhance the management of your IP portfolio. These two days of networking, unrivalled learning and cutting-edge sessions, presented by leaders in IP law makes this event unmissable. In the first half of the same week, HOFFMANN EITLE will conduct a training course on European patent law in the Munich office on June 19 - 21, 2023. 

UPC Introductory seminar & Masterclass (webinar)

February 15, 2023

HOFFMANN EITLE will be giving an “Introductory seminar” (in Spanish) and a “Masterclass” (in English), one just after the other, to get ready for the upcoming changes once the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) enters into force on 1st June 2023 (expected). Each seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.

The Introductory seminar will be given by Silvia Bertran Valls and Dr. Irene Martín, both European and Spanish patent attorneys at HOFFMANN EITLE, and will cover the basic aspects related to the European Patent with Unitary Effect (EP-UE) and Unified Patent Court (UPC). One aim of this Introductory seminar is to respond to questions such as: what is a European Patent with Unitary Effect, how can I obtain it, and how does it compare to the “classic” validation procedure in terms of costs and geographical protection. We will further discuss key features of the new UPC system, its competence and how to avoid it by requesting an opt-out.

In a second “Masterclass” seminar, Dr. Clemens Tobias Steins, partner in HOFFMANN EITLE’s patent litigation and contracts group and Dr. Joachim Renken, partner at the Biotech group at HOFFMANN EITLE will explain in more detail the EP-UE and UPC and will present patent and litigation strategies and considerations as to when to “opt out”. We will also look into the challenges and risks associated with the opt-out process.

As complementary resources for the webinar, you can download for free our new UPC handbook; you can also access our “HOFFMANN EITLE Cost Calculator” to compare scenarios for unitary effect with national validations.