UPC One Year Later: A First Overview

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Milan/Online, 30 May 2024

Università degli Studi di Milano

Sala Napoleonica

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

Download the program (Pdf) – draft


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

h 2:30  – 4:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE: KLAUS GRABINSKI, President of the UPC Court of Appeal and chairperson of the Presidium (Luxembourg)

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

  • FLORENCE BUTIN, President, Court of First Instance (Paris)
  • PIERLUIGI PERROTTI, Judge, Court of First Instance (Milano)
  • PAOLO CATALLOZZI, Judge, Court of First Instance (Paris)
  • RONNY THOMAS, Member of the Presidium, Presiding Judge – Local Division Düsseldorf
  • ERIC ENDERLIN, Technically qualified  Judge, Pool of Judges

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

h. 4:30 – 5.00 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

h. 5.00 – 6:30 p.m.

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

  • MODERATORS: CLEMENS HEUSCH, Global Head of Dispute Resolution at Nokia, and SERGIO LASCA, Head of IP – Patents and Know How at Pirelli & C. S.p.a.

(Philips, Zambon, tba, and many others)

h. 6:30 p.m.


  • MASSIMO SCUFFI, Member of the Advisory Committee UPC


The conference will be followed by a Cocktail Reception



The event is free for all LES International Members.

The registration fee for Non-LES Members is:

  • 183 euro to attend in person
  • 100 euro to attend online

The participation fee is required to cover the event organization expenses and catering.




For additional information, please contact: media@les-italy.org


Additional information on how to register at LES Italy are available at the following link.