Intellectual Property Owners Association

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2016 European Practice Committee Conference

Combined IP Strategies for Europe and the U.S.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Steigenberger Metropolitan Hotel
Frankfurt, Germany

Meeting Materials
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For the 5th year, IPO’s European Practice Committee is organizing a conference on “Combined IP Strategies for Europe and the U.S.” Speakers will explore topics such as optimizing patent drafting procedures and prosecution strategies, using the Global Dossier System, obtaining evidence abroad, and understanding available remedies as part of venue selection considerations.  Expected speakers include Pierre Veron, a member of the Drafting Committee of the Rules of Procedure under the UPC, and Judge Tillman Büttner, RiLG Düsseldorf. Click here to view the program.

Welcome Reception

A Welcome Reception will be held at the offices of Leydig, Voit and Mayer (Liebigstr. 51, 60323 Frankfurt am Main) on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 starting at 7:30 PM and all registrants are cordially invited to attend.  Food and drinks will be served.  Late arrivals are welcome.

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Steigenberger Metropolitan Hotel (conference location)
Poststrasse 6
60329 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

IPO has arranged a small block of rooms at the host hotel (Steigenberger Metropolitan Hotel).  In order to make a reservation, please email or call +49 69 37003-185 and reference “IPO” in order to receive the group rate of  € 155,00/night.  The group rate is available until April 27 or until the rooms sell out, whichever comes first.

Also, the following hotels are located near the conference location:

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
Wiesenhuettenplatz 28 – 38,
60329 Frankfurt, Germany

Leonardo Hotel Frankfurt City Center
Münchener Str. 59
60329 Frankfurt, Germany

The Frankfurt
Am Hauptbahnhof 2
60329 Frankfurt, Germany

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