10 and 11 May 2012 : 23rd International Meeting of the CEIPI Tutors


On 10 and 11 May 2012, the CEIPI is organizing in Strasbourg the 23rd meeting of its tutors of the International Section. More than 60 experts in European Patent Law coming from all over Europe are attending this meeting in order to share their experience and to attend conferences held by specialists in European and International patent law.

Several lecturers renowned for their expertise in the field of patent law have confirmed their participation in the meeting. Matthias Reischle, Deputy Director of the PCT Legal Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is going to give an updated presentation on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Cees Mulder, Lecturer at Maastricht University and CEIPI tutor, will be presenting the thesis he defended on December 2012 on "The alignment of the EPC and the PCT with the Patent Law Treaty". Derk Visser, European patent attorney and CEIPI tutor, author of the popular reference book "The Annotated European Patent Convention" and Patricia Escolar, Patent examiner at the European Patent Office, are also going to share their expertise with the tutors.

 As a major event of this meeting, the CEIPI is organizing a conference about the reform of the  US patent law held by Rochelle Dreyfuss, Professor at the New York University Law School and visiting Professor at the CEIPI. This event will also be the opportunity of exchanges between the tutors of the International Section and the CEIPI students.