UP & UPC special


Now finally the unitary patent and the unitary patent court will go live. The “women in ip special ” will share information from the European Patent Office, from patent attorney experts and from industry.




14:00 – 14:15 Welcome and introduction Miriam Kiefer (Kather Augenstein)
14:15 – 15:00 First steps towards the unitary patent package Teodora Kandeva (EPO)
15:00 – 15:45 Representation before the UPC and advice to clients Dr. Brigitte Boehm (Weickmann & Weickmann)
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:45 Decision Making in Industry Dr. Beate Avenhaus (Infineon)
16:45 – 17:30 Q&A and Discussion
17:30 End of the meeting



Teodora Kandeva, European Patent Office

Teodora Kandeva is a lawyer in the directorate European Legal Affairs, at the European Patent Office in Munich since 2015. She has a background in Immunology and has completed her law degree in Montreal, Canada. She is a member of the Quebec Bar. Since at the European Patent Office, the main focus of her work pertains to the legal and practical preparation in view of the launch of the Unified Patent Court.

Dr. Brigitte Böhm, Partner at Weickmann & Weickmann

Dr. Brigitte Böhm has been working in the field of intellectual property at Weickmann & Weickmann since 1986 and is responsible for all activities in the context of obtaining, defending and enforcing patents and utility models in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutics, food technology and related fields. She is also involved in numerous voluntary activities and is a founding member of the and is a founding member of the European Patent Litigators Association.

Dr. Beate Avenhaus, Vizepräsidentin bei Infineon Technologies

Since 1996, Dr. Beate Avenhaus works in intellectual property. After training as a patent attorney at the patent law firm Hoffmann Eitle in Munich, she moved to industry in 2000 at what was then Daimler Chrysler AG, which later became EADS and the Airbus Group. She held several management positions there, most recently as Head of IP for the Airbus Group. Since October 2021, she has been responsible for the automotive sector as Vice President Corporate Patents at Infineon.


6. April 2022

beginnt um 14:00
endet um 17:30
online via Zoom

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