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European Union Intellectual Property Law Overview

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $0.00

NO COST TO ATTEND THIS CLE! Free lunch to the first fifteen (15) registrants!

Deadline to Register: May 5, 2015

Sponsored By:

MSBA International Business Law Section (IBLS)

Topics will include:

- Break Down for the U.S. Practitioner: Patent Filing and Prosecution Strategies before the EPO;
- A Look into the Future: Unified Patent and Unified Patent Court system;
- Suing It Out: Strategies for litigating before Europe’s proposed “Unified Patent Court” system; and
- “Supplementary Protection Certificates” (SPC), Accelerated Patents (PACE), and other “value creation” means at the EPO


KIPA (Krahbichler Intellectual Property Advisors) is a full-service Swedish-based European Intellectual Property (IP) firm founded in 2006 to provide highly-specialized and professional IP services and advice to the medical device industry.  Over the years, KIPA has earned a reputation as one of the best full-service Swedish IP firms in this field. With steady growth, KIPA now provides a full array of IP services – including patent and trademark prosecution and litigation – for a diverse portfolio of clients known for driving innovation in a variety of areas of technology including alternative fuels, biotech, and chemistry.

Visiting us here in Minnesota will be:

Erik Krahbichler is the CEO and Founder of the KIPA law firm located in Helsingborg, Sweden. Erik was born and raised in Germany and received and attended the University of Karlsruhe where he majored in Biomedical Engineering and received his degree in Electrical Engineering. Subsequent to his studies, he worked as a Sales Engineer in Germany for Siemens Medical and later as a Development Engineer at Siemens-Elema in Stockholm, Sweden. He then worked as a Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany where he examined Medical Device patents. He is admitted to practice as a European Patent Attorney and holds a Ceipi University Diploma in the area of European Litigation.

Pär Hjalmarsson holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Lund University in Sweden with an emphasis on optics/spectroscopy and measurement/medical technology as well as a Ph.D. from Newcastle University’s Department of Chemical Engineering in England. There he concentrated he investigated the use of NIR spectroscopy for non-invasive measurements of turbid materials. For a time he worked as a Product Development Scientist at a UK start-up company, working with novel measurement techniques within the area of bio-chemistry. He is admitted as a European Patent Attorney and previously worked with a large Nordic-based patent firm located in Copenhagen, Denmark concentrating his practice in the fields of electronics, mechanics, and optics.

Anders Isaksson studied at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden from which he holds two M.Sc. degrees, one in Electrical Engineering and a second in Biomedical Engineering. His masters thesis focused on bone-anchored hearing aids. In the past he was worked as a software and hardware developer in holographic imaging at a start-up company and later as a software and hardware consultant for a company that developed a payment device based on imaging technologies. He is currently midway into the process of becoming a fully qualified European Patent Attorney.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 204982


No cost. Free lunch to the first fifteen (15) designated registrants.

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Remote Participation: 

Participation by teleconference and webcast is available.  Please indicate remote participation when registering.  Instructions will be sent via email one day prior to the program.

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