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
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
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
In our blog last month we reported on the inaugural meeting of the UPC Administrative Committee, during which members of the UPC Advisory Committee were appointed. The Advisory Committee will handle … [Read more...] about UPC Advisory Committee to predominantly consist of senior judges from across UPC countries
The inaugural meeting of the Unified Patent Court's Administrative Committee (the Committee) took place on 22 February. Representatives from all Contracting Member States were present. It represents … [Read more...] about Inaugural meeting of the UPC’s Administrative Committee marks an important step towards commencement of the UPC
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?