Former Chief Judge Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit to deliver keynote at the Unified Patent Court Conference in Copenhagen

On 21 October 2014, the School of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University and the Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys (ADIPA) will host the international Unified Patent Court Conference. Randall R. Rader, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, is keynote speaker at the conference.

2014.10.08 | Julia Rolsted Stacey

Former Chief Judge Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit delivers the keynote speak at the Unified Patent Court Conference in Copenhagen on 21 October 2014. Internationally recognised experts, including Kevin Mooney and Paul Van Beukering, chairs of the Drafting and the Preparatory Committees of the Unified Patent Court will also present at the conference.

Randall R. Rader, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, is the keynote speaker at the Unified Patent Court Conference organised by the Department of Business Administration, School of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University in collaboration with the Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys (ADIPA). The conference will be held on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen and will also feature internationally recognised experts, including Kevin Mooney and Paul Van Beukering, chairs of the Drafting and the Preparatory Committees of the Unified Patent Court.

“We are fortunate to have Chief Judge Randall Rader from the United States as our keynote speaker,” says Head of the Department of Business Administration at Aarhus University Karen Brunsø and adds:

“As Europe moves towards implementing its Unified Patent Court, we can learn much and benefit from the American experience that preceded our efforts by three decades.”

“Chief Judge Rader’s decades-long experience and influence on the Federal Circuit – the American Unified Patent Court – from helping along the implementation of legislation as Chief Counsel of a U.S. Senate subcommittee in the early 1980s, to serving on the court, and finally serving as Chief Judge, uniquely qualifies him to provide us with the necessary insight,” Karen Brunsø explains.

The conference will yield valuable insight to practical, legal and innovation policy issues, including the enforcement of patents by the European Unified Patent Court (UPC), effects on stakeholders following new technological developments, licensing practices, the availability of software patents and the interface with industry standards and competition policy. The conference is aimed at practitioners, scholars and policy experts in the field and will provide valuable and critical insight into European innovation and patent law in the future.

“We are pleased to help sponsor and offer this informative conference to our members who will soon need to navigate through the new legal structures of the Unified Patent System in Europe,” says President of ADIPA Ulla Klinge.

“We encourage practitioners to attend and receive the associated educational credits,” Ulla Klinge finishes.

Programme and registration

The programme agenda for the conference is available here.

Further information

Associate Professor John Howells
The Department of Business Administration
The School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
joh@badm.au.dk
+45 87165102

Facts

  • The School of Business and Social Sciences is a broad business school and one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. With approximately 14,400 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, almost 250 PhD students and more than 500 faculty members, School of Business and Social Sciences ranks among the largest business schools in Europe. Furthermore, it is the largest business and social sciences unit in Denmark at university level with a broad academic base, encompassing both traditional business disciplines and social science disciplines.
  • ADIPA is almost as old as the law of patents in Denmark. ADIPA - Patentagentforeningen was established in 1901 as an association of owners of patent firms. Later ADIPA became a forum for Danish patent agents. The association changed its name in 2011 to ADIPA – Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys.
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