Professor Daryl Lim attended the 35th Annual U.S. Bar – EPO Liaison Council Meeting between representatives of U.S. Bar groups and the European Patent Office (EPO) at the invitation of Council President Paul Taylor. Lim serves as Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law at UIC John Marshall Law School.
EPO representatives included President António Campinos and senior members of the EPO staff. The agenda covered EPO initiatives and other issues of contemporary relevance to U.S. businesses and patent practice and ended with a presentation of U.S. developments by the visiting delegates.
“It was an honor for me to be invited back to attend this high-level meeting between senior members of the U.S. patent bar and senior officials at the EPO,” Lim stated. “This is a group that has influenced the development of European patent policy and the development of U.S.-EU understanding of patent law in significant ways. The invitation both reflects our long-standing international reputation in IP and our Center’s continued relevance in promoting this important transatlantic partnership.”