The judges have been appointed (Unified Patent Court judicial appointments and Presidium elections | Unified Patent Court (unified-patent-court.org), and finalisation of the case management systems … [Read more...] about Just how far can the UPC reach?
The Administrative Committee has formally approved a version of the UPC’s Rules of Procedure (the “Rules”) during a meeting held in Luxembourg on 8 July 2022. These approved Rules will enter … [Read more...] about UPC Rules of Procedure approved – 19th time’s a charm
In a recent judgment (case C-44/21 (28 April 2022)), the Court of Justice of the EU issued a (fairly rare) ruling on the interpretation of the IP Enforcement Directive (2004/48), following a referral … [Read more...] about EU-based manufacturers and distributors wise to consider PI strategies in light of CJEU’s judgment
Since it became clear that Brexit would mean that London was not able to take its place as the Life Sciences base for the UPC, there has been much speculation about the potential location, within the … [Read more...] about Unified Patents Court – News Update
Momentum is gathering towards the UPC becoming operational. So it is important for all owners of European patents, European patent applications and inventions for which patent protection may yet be … [Read more...] about Opt Out your European Patents? – Pros and cons (“you put your whole self in, your whole self out….”)
On 27 October 2021, the first of the three treaties underpinning the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patent (UP) system comes into force. It is the 'Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of … [Read more...] about The Unified Patent Court’s Protocol on Privileges and Immunities comes into force