The preparatory committee of the Unified Patent Court ("UPC") has announced that the UPC will open its doors on 1 June 2023, with a three month “sunrise period” beginning on 1 March 2023. About time … [Read more...] about Leveraging the sunshine period starting March 2023
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?
We recently communicated to you news of the Unitary Patent system and how this may affect your European Patent portfolio. It has now been confirmed that the start of operations of the Unified … [Read more...] about Middle East–based patent filers – the Unified Patent Court will open doors early 2023, are you prepared?
The Administrative Committee has formally approved a version of the UPC’s Rules of Procedure (the “Rules”) during a meeting held in Luxembourg on 8 July 2022. These approved Rules will enter … [Read more...] about UPC Rules of Procedure approved – 19th time’s a charm
It is hard to ignore the momentum which the UPC has gathered in the past few weeks. It has confirmed today that significant steps have been taken towards its commencement and that it can be expected … [Read more...] about The Unified Patent Court is almost ready
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