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EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum
Delivered as a Hybrid Event 17-19 May 2022
Live In-Person Event: 17-19 May, Steigenberger Wiltcher's, BrusselsDigital Experience: All presentation recordings on-demand for 10 days from 24th May

Sam Granata
Judge at Court of Appeal of Antwerp, External Member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO at Ex Member of the Legal Framework Group, Unified Patent Court (UPC)


Judge Granata sits on the Court of Appeal of Antwerp (Belgium)(IP Chamber) and at the Benelux Court of Justice (Luxembourg)(Second Chamber – Appeals against decision of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property).  He is an external legal member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) and President of the Disciplinary Board of the Institute of Belgian Patent Agents.Before his appointment as judge, he was an IP-lawyer/mediator and university assistant at the Catholic University of Law (Louvain, Belgium).Judge Granata is a member of the Conseil Benelux de la Propriété Intellectuelle and a permanent member of the Belgian Federal Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (industrial property section).  He was a member of the Legal Framework Group of the Unified Patent Court (Subgroup 1: Rules of Procedures of the Court and Subgroup 6: Rules on Mediation and Arbitration) and was a member of the “EU Commission Expert Group on Licensing and Valuation of Standard Essential Patents”.He is the co-author of The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (Kluwer International Law) and is a frequent speaker at national and international IP-related events.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Implications for your Approach to Litigation