Judge in Panel Session IX – Patent – The UPC – Brexit or business as usual?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 08.30 to 12.30
Dr. Matthias Zigann is Presiding Judge at the Regional Court Munich I. There he is heading the 7th (patent) division since December 2012. After a three years fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich he served as a public prosecutor in Landshut for four years and as a regular member of the 7th division of the Regional Court Munich I for six years. Before his appointment as presiding judge he had been delegated to serve as a research associate (= wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) with the Xth civil (patent) division of the German Federal Court of Justice (= BGH) in Karlsruhe for three years. He is co-author of Haedicke/Timmann “Handbuch des Patentrechts” and Cepl/Voss “Prozesskommentar zum Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz” and a frequent speaker at national and international IP conferences. He has also participated in several UPC mock trials.