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
Amidst the excitement around the UPC finally opening its doors yesterday, 1 June 2023, a somewhat more practical announcement has flown under the radar, yet is one that will be welcome news to many … [Read more...] about Hallo, bonjour, ciao…hello? The language of proceedings before the UPC
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
The commencement of the UPC is right around the corner – the new system goes live on 1 June 2023. Before launch we take a look at some of the key factors which may determine how the first few weeks … [Read more...] about Things to watch as the UPC goes live