24 May 2012: Presentations and Videos of the Presentations at the Conference : What Patent Law for the European Union? organized by the CEIPI at the European Parliament on April 26 and 27, 2012


On April 26 and 27, 2012, the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) organized a conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the topic: "What Patent Law for the European Union?" coordinated by Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI, and under the high patronage of Catherine Trautmann, Member of the European Parliament.

The European Patent System stands at crossroads. Whereas an agreement on the European Union patent was expected, the creation of such an instrument has encountered certain difficulties. As a consequence, the European institutions decided to implement a European patent with “unitary effect” through the mechanism of enhanced co-operation. At the same time, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJUE) issued a negative opinion on the legislative proposals to create a European Patent Court. The need to reflect on the future of the patent system in the European Union is felt as never before.
In this perspective, the CEIPI has brought together renowned academics, eminent professionals, judges as well as institutional representatives in the intellectual property field for a conference on the question: “What Patent Law for the European Union?”

Click on the picture to download the program.

The presentations of the participants are now available on the CEIPI website.

You can also watch the videos of the presentations online on the website canalc2 of the University of Strasbourg.