13th Mannheim IP Forum of the IZG on 2 july 2021 with current questions from patent law practice: “New FRAND standards, patent law reform and the german law on the protection of intellectual property (GESCHGEHG)”

After the landmark FRAND Einwand and FRAND Einwand II decisions of the Federal Court of Justice at the end of 2020 and the upcoming reform of patent law through the 2nd Patent Modernisation Act, there is currently a lot going on in the German patent world. A good time for a top-class conference.

Under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann, Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Intellectual Property at the University of Mannheim e.V. (IZG) and Junior Professor for Civil Law/European Patent Law, will take place on

2 July 2021 from 9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. the 13th Mannheim IP-Forum

on the topic “Current issues in patent law practice: New FRAND standards, reform of the PatG and GeschGehG”.

At the day-long hybrid event, which will be held both on site at Mannheim Castle and online via ZOOM, a high-calibre panel of experts will provide information on the consequences of the upcoming modifications for patent law practice by giving expert presentations.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact of the current Federal Court of Justice (FCJ) case law on the practice of the instance courts.

Join the panellists VRiBGH Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck (Federal Court of Justice); VRiLG Dr. Georg Werner (Munich District Court I); Prof. Dr. Mary-Rose Mc Guire (University of Osnabrück); Dr. Peter Röhm (Ministry of Justice and Europe BW); Prof. Dr. Jochen Bühling (Krieger Mes & Graf von Groeben); Prof. Dr. Franz Hofmann (FAU) and our partner and name giver Dr. Christof Augenstein (Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte Düsseldorf) during his lecture

“The protection of secrets in patent infringement proceedings – in particular in the enforcement of standard essential patents”.

The entire schedule of the IZG conference as well as detailed information on the proceedings can be found in the attached flyer, the registration form for the conference can be found here.

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