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
We previously reported that JUVE were conducting a survey on who they wanted to serve as Judges in the UPC. Results have been published here (UPC favourites: French and German judges dominate) and … [Read more...] about JUVE’s survey respondents favour German and French Judges for the UPC bench and Paris to replace the third central division previously held by London
Momentum is gathering towards the UPC becoming operational. So it is important for all owners of European patents, European patent applications and inventions for which patent protection may yet be … [Read more...] about Opt Out your European Patents? – Pros and cons (“you put your whole self in, your whole self out….”)
The introduction of a new jurisdiction is rare enough, but the advent of a new court system that allows for litigation concerning valuable property assets across a multi-national market of over 450 … [Read more...] about What is “Opting Out” and why does it matter?
On 27 October 2021, the first of the three treaties underpinning the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patent (UP) system comes into force. It is the 'Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of … [Read more...] about The Unified Patent Court’s Protocol on Privileges and Immunities comes into force
The impact of the UPC on existing and future commercial arrangements As the commencement of the Unified Patents Court looms larger, we are turning our thoughts to some of the really practical … [Read more...] about Who controls your opt-out?