SAVE THE DATE – UPC One Year Later: A First Overview

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Milan/Online, 3 May 2024

Università degli Studi di Milano

Sala Napoleonica

from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CET


All our esteemed members are warmly invited by LES Italy, LES Germany and LES France to our joint event – UPC ONE YEAR LATER: A FIRST OVERVIEW – taking place in Milan, Italy on May 30, 2024.

This is momentous occasion to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the UPC and the opening of the new Section of the Central Division in Milan.

Join us on the eve of this landmark event as we delve into the latest developments, challenges, and innovations shaping the future of patent law in Europe.



h. 2.00 – 2.30 p.m.


  • MATTIA DALLA COSTA, Vice President LES Italy and LES International


  • RINALDO PLEBANI, President LES Italy – FREDERIC PORTAL, President LES France – GABRIELE MOHSLER, President LES Germany
  • MARINA TAVASSI, Founder of the Intellectual Property Judges Association and UPC Judge

h 2:30  – 4:00 p.m.

FIRST PANEL: Views from the Industry (mixed panel of European industries from various sectors)

h. 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

h .4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

SECOND PANEL: Views from the UPC Judges (International panel of UPC judges)

  • KLAUS GRABINSKI, President of the UPC Court of Appeal and chairperson of the Presidium (Paris)
  • FLORENCE BOUTIN, President, Court of First Instance (Paris)
  • PIERLUIGI PERROTTI, Judge, Court of First Instance (Milano)
  • PAOLO CATALLOZZI, Judge, Court of First Instance (tbc) (Paris)

We are waiting for the confirmation of other judges from France and Germany.

h. 6:30 p.m.


  • MASSIMO SCUFFI, Member of the Advisory Committee UPC


The conference will be followed by a Cocktail Reception