Patent Law Conference
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Idea
In late 2012, Johannes Heselberger and Christoph Ann generated the idea of a one-topic, non-profit, international, litigation-focussed patent law conference here in Munich.

The plan was to have
prominent patent judges from four to six important patent law jurisdictions present their thoughts on one topic before other judges as well as patent litigators – with two perspectives: By providing judges with an opportunity to explain and have their decisions’ rationales discussed, the conference shall promote the harmonization of patent law throughout Europe.
Idea
Johannes Heselberger, Christoph Ann
At the same time, and equally important, the format shall provide patent litigators with one single day on which to discuss patent law substance as well as procedure together with judges who in the end will decide – frankly, openly, with views untainted by the smoke of battle!

The conference being
one topic means : in-depth coverage of only one topic relevant for patent litigation from the angle of four to six important patent laws as well as laws of civil procedure.

The conference being
non-profit means : cost is less of an issue than with most commercial offerings, making it easier for participants to attend and in particular for courts to send judges.

The conference being
international means : English is the only language and no translation will be provided.

The conference being
one day means : added benefit, because conference participation does not have to cost more than one day - depending on participants’ willingness to get up early, miss the conference dinner, and get home late.

Soon, the Regional Court Munich I, the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, and in 2013 and 2015 also the European Patent Office joined Munich Technical University’s Chair for Intellectual Property Law as organisers. Additionally, and in order to provide financial backing and inspire the program with their experience, Johannes Heselberger gathered Munich based law firms handling patent litigation as the "Munich Patent Litigators".

Since 2014 the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) has been co-organiser of the conference.
As in 2014 and 2015, it will provide its wonderful DPMA-Forum as the venue for the next Munich International Patent Law Conference in 2016.

In 2016, the conference’s program on “The International Reach Of Patents” will be conceived by Christoph Ann and Johannes Heselberger together with many contributors from the practice of patent law in and outside of Munich.