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 into … [Read more...] about UPC Rules of Procedure approved – 19th time’s a charm
It is hard to ignore the momentum which the UPC has gathered in the past few weeks. It has confirmed today that significant steps have been taken towards its commencement and that it can be expected … [Read more...] about The Unified Patent Court is almost ready
When the UPC commences (perhaps in early 2023) 17 countries will likely be taking part. Seven countries have signed the UPC Agreement but not yet ratified it and so may not be taking part at the … [Read more...] about Ireland to hold referendum to ratify UPC Agreement
We recently held a webinar entitled: “Are you prepared for the new Unified Patent Court System in Europe?” In the session Gordon Harris chaired a discussion with the following panelists: Michael … [Read more...] about Poll suggests that UPC opt-out rates may be high
It has always been assumed that patent attorneys working in the UK who were qualified as European Patent Attorneys under the European Patent Convention would have rights of audience before the Unified … [Read more...] about Will the UPC ban UK patent attorneys from representing clients before it?