Impact of Patent Construction — How to Prove Infringement and Validity in US, UK and Germany


  • To examine the principles of claim construction in the three jurisdictions
  • To contrast the doctrines of equivalents and purposive construction
  • To analyze validity requirements
  • To illustrate the major issues with panel discussion, comparative examples and case studies



  • A comprehensive overview of the principles of patent claim interpretation in the USA, UK and Germany
  • A comparison and explanation of the varying approaches for determining when a patent claim that does not literally describe an accused system is nonetheless infringed
  • Exemplary fact scenarios, with comparisons of the USA, UK and German approaches to claim construction and validity determination
  • Recommendations for both litigating patents and preparing patent applications
  • A unique opportunity to spend a whole day in detailed analysis with recognized experts
  • Time for participants to ask questions and discuss individual concerns through the day



  • Patent professionals in private practice, including patent attorneys and lawyers
  • Heads of IP, Heads of Patents and in-house patent counsel at every level
  • Patent engineers and inventors
  • All whose responsibilities include the need to understand the scope of patent coverage in USA, UK and Germany



  • William Cook – Marks & Clerk Solicitors, London
  • Ulrich Blumenröder – Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser, Munich
  • Bradley Hulbert – McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, Chicago


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