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?
Any business, wherever in the world it might be, which owns a European Patent needs to wake up now and decide what it is going to do in response to the likely introduction of the Unified Patents Court … [Read more...] about A “must read” checklist to help prepare you for the commencement of the UPC
Two items of UPC news have caught the eye in the early weeks of January. First, the incoming French Presidency of the European Commission has made it unequivocally clear that it supports the … [Read more...] about Everything looks set for the Unified Patents Court to go ahead this year but…. Are we really out of the woods yet?
The Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (PAP-Protocol) provides that it will "enter into force the day after 13 Signatory States of the Agreement on a … [Read more...] about Unified Patent Court (UPC) preparation can now start as requisite 13th Member State (Austria) ratifies the PAP-Protocol
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