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10 June 2022
08h30 - 18h00
Auberge du PĂȘcheur, Pontstraat 41, 9831 Sint-Martens-Latem

De Clercq & Partners is happy to announce the programme of our yearly one-day IP seminar, an event that brings together cutting-edge topics and prominent figures from the industry to provide you with the latest developments in Intellectual Property.

Join us on Friday June 10, 2022 at the Auberge du Pêcheur in Sint-Martens-Latem (Belgium) for an engaging day full of thought-provoking talks and invaluable networking opportunities!



Morning session
Chaired by Koen Vanhalst (Partner– De Clercq & Partners)

08.30h Registration and Coffee
08.55h Welcome and introduction
Ann De Clercq, Founding Partner – De Clercq & Partners
09.00h Unified Patent Court: finally becoming a new reality
Pieter Callens, Partner – Eubelius, BE
Unitary Patent: an update
Andrej Michalik
European Patent Attorney - De Clercq & Partners, BE
10.30h Coffee break
11.00h SPC Decisions: an update
Mike Snodin, CPA EPA Director – Park Grove IP, UK
12.00h Walking lunch, served in Auberge du Pêcheur

Afternoon session
Chaired by Joost Muylle (Partner– De Clercq & Partners)


Updates on EPO case law, examination practices and new referrals
to EBA
Computer Simulations (G1/19)
CII and Medical Devices
Clinical Trial Info as Prior Art
Referrals on Entitlement to Priority
Updates on patentability Plants and Antibodies

Koen Vanhalst, Jeff Gyi, David Lesthaeghe,
Andrej Michalik & Ann De Clercq
European & Belgian Patent Attorneys – De Clercq & Partners, BE

14.50h Coffee break
15.20h Bolar Exemption and Research Exemption: is the current balance to be revisited?
Geert Glas, Senior IP Counsel – Allen & Overy, BE
16.00h Weak Brands, Strong Brands
Karen Ongena, Partner - IP Porta, BE
16.50h Closing remarks
17.00h Closing reception at the Conference Venue, Auberge du Pêcheur



•    Practitioners involved in drafting, prosecuting and litigating patents
     and trademarks
•    Representatives from technology transfer offices
•    Legal representatives
•    Policymakers
•    Inventors
•    Investors
•    CEOs



Auberge du Pêcheur
Pontstraat 41
9831 Sint-Martens-Latem



Registration fee (excl. VAT):
- € 200.00 for companies and private practitioners
- € 100.00 for universities and non-profit organizations
Please note that all invoices will be issued after payment of the registration fee.


To register for our one-day seminar in Sint-Martens-Latem, please click here or send us an email at

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