Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) II

This Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) seminar took place Friday, September 16, 2022, 9:00am – 10:00am PST via Zoom.

Meeting Link: https://kilburnstrode.zoom.us/s/91715354580?pwd=b3dwWUFUdmxQUG1JZ0hmNjVneVAzZz09
Meeting ID: 917 1535 4580

Passcode: 359814

Please join us. One California CLE credit is available.


Before the official start of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC), a sunrise period lasting about three months will begin. During the sunrise period, patent proprietors can register “opt-out” requests for any granted European patents and make use of transitional provisions for pending European patent applications.

To help focus on the practicalities, the presenters will discuss the following topics during the webinar:

  • The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court system in Europe
  • What does it mean to opt-out
  • What does it mean to opt-in
  • Advantages and disadvantages of obtaining a Unitary Patent

Please join us. One California CLE credit is available.


Gwilym Roberts, Partner & Chair at Kilburn & Strode LLP, London, UK

Malgorzata A. Kulczycka, Ph.D.

Dr. Kulczycka is a partner at Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP. Her practice focuses on client counseling and strategic patent prosecution in the areas of computer networks, Internet-related technologies, computer software, telecommunications, computer graphics, and electronics. Her computer network and software experiences include virtual machines, communications servers and routers, load balancing, artificial intelligence, high availability network mechanisms, VPN, dynamic DNS-based security systems, real-time distributed data compliance brokers, and cloud-based storage systems. Dr. Kulczycka has published many articles and presented several webinars on a variety of IP-related topics for the IP-community including the AIPLA organization, software companies, and startups.

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