The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

Dr. Matt Barton, Forresters

Please join us on August 16, 2022 for our next event. As with the previous event in July, this event will be in-person! We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event.

Our presenter will be Dr. Matt Barton from Forresters. Dr. Barton will present on  the Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court.

This presentation will give insights and guidance for both litigators and prosecutors. Particularly, Dr. Barton will discuss what qualifies as a Unitary Patent and discuss the process for how applicants can obtain and maintain a Unitary Patent. Dr. Barton will also examine the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”), including the scope of the UPC’s jurisdiction, the structure of the UPC, and the format of UPC proceedings. 

This event will include 60 minutes of presentation, and the event space will be booked for additional time for informal networking. Lunch will be provided.

The event will take place at:

The Backstage Event Center, 625 Walnut St.

Registration is 

  • $30.00 for CincyIP members, 
  • free for students and academics, and 
  • $50.00 for non-members. 

Payment may be made by check or cash, with checks being made out to CINCYIP. You can also pay for registration by PayPal.

Register here.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Matt Barton is a partner with Forresters, based on their Munich office. Dr. Barton specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Europe, the UK and around the world, with particular experience of patent prosecution at the European Patent Office. He has extensive experience of EPO opposition and appeal matters as well as litigation support. He regularly prepares patentability reports and freedom to operate opinions for his clients. His practice focuses on chemistry, but he handles a broad range of subject matter including patents for foodstuffs, medical devices, alloys, metallurgy, spectrometry and personal care products together with a wide variety of mechanical subject matter. Dr. Barton is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry as well as a foreign member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and leads the International Patent Practice Subcommittee of AIPLA’s Chemical Practice Committee.