In late 2012, Johannes Heselberger, Peter Guntz, and Christoph Ann started planning Munich’s first international patent law conference.
The plan was to have
prominent patent judges from four to six prime patent law jurisdictions
present their thoughts on
– before other patent judges, patent litigators, and patent law scholars. By providing judges with an opportunity to explain and have their decisions’ rationales discussed, the
conference aimed at promoting the harmonization of patent law throughout Europe