23 and 24 May 2019 30th European tutors’ meeting of CEIPI


On 23 and 24 May 2019, the international section of CEIPI is celebrating, under the direction of Thierry Debled, director of the section and Adjunct Professor at CEIPI, its 30th annual European tutors’ meeting in Strasbourg. With nearly 90 participants, the forthcoming meeting will be among the largest ones since the creation of this event in 1989. Specialists in European Patent law, coming from several European countries, as well as representatives of the European Patent Academy (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are attending this meeting to share their experience and to attend various presentations on European patent law and the corresponding training, the Unified Patent Court and the PCT.

During the meeting, Derk Visser, European patent attorney and author of « The annotated European Patent Convention », will give his appreciated annual presentation on recent EPO case law. Matthias Reischle-Park, deputy director of the PCT Legal and User Relations Division of the WIPO, will present recent PCT updates. Luc Santarelli, Managing Partner of Santarelli, will give a speech on evidence and preservation of evidence in France, including comparative patent law aspects vis-a-vis the Unified Patent Court. The meeting will also focus on an important topical issue regarding the preparation for the European Qualifying Examination: the draft reform of the EQE pre-examination. A short presentation will be followed by a plenary discussion on this topic.

As usual, and in particular in the light of its anniversary date, the meeting will also give the opportunity to the participants to informally exchange their experience on the occasion of cultural and culinary events.