The UPC has almost been in operation for six months, having opened its doors on 1 June 2023. We don't think anyone can doubt there was some initial scepticism given there was no initial barrage of … [Read more...] about The UPC – Out of Beta?
The UPC went "live" on 1 June 2023. After a flurry of activity on day one (with 19 cases reportedly having been filed), there has since been a trickle of further infringement and revocation actions. … [Read more...] about The UPC: three months in
The Unified Patents Court and Unitary Patent were first fully envisaged in the Community Patent Convention 1975, as updated in 1989. It has been a long time coming. It took 18 drafts before the UPC … [Read more...] about Everything you always wanted to know about the UPC but were afraid to ask
Ever since the UK voted to leave the European Union and, in effect, withdrew itself from the Unified Patents Court Agreement, the question has been circulating as to where the "third centre" of the … [Read more...] about Milan to host third UPC central division
"Cautious optimism but unsold on the benefits" could be the summary of the Gowling WLG IP team 2022/2023 UPC survey findings. The research, conducted in late 2022 and early 2023, gathered the views of … [Read more...] about The Unitary Patent System – Expectations, Challenges, preparation
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?