31 March 2007

2007-05-15 Brussels EUPACO: Towards a New European Patent System

We bring together a new group of reputed expert speakers and we invite participants for the second Brussels event on 15 and 16 May. Keynote speakers: Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical Ltd; Ron Marchant, and William Kovacic. Ron Marchant has just retired as Chief Executive of the Patent Office (UK) where he was also Director of Patents for 12 years. Under his leadership, the UK office has become widely known as a leader among national office for its innovative services and policy development. William Kovacic is one of five Commissioners of the Federal Trademark Commission in the U.S. He previously served as General Counsel for the FTC at the time agency conducted its landmark study on patents, innovation, and competition.