EPLAW PATENT BLOG

News – Unitary Patent Package Conference 2018

Posted: November 7th, 2017

On 8 and 9 February 2018 Euroforum will host the fifth edition of the Unitary Patent Package Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands Keynote speakers include Margot Fröhlinger (EPO), Kevin Mooney (Simmons & Simmons), and Marie Courboulay (Paris Court of Appeal). For more information and registration, please visit the conference website here.

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UPC – Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court stopped just before the Finish Line

Posted: July 6th, 2017

Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court stopped just before the Finish Line – Perspectives after the General Election in the United Kingdom and the Suspension of the Signing of the Implementing Laws in Germany, by Tilman Müller-Stoy, Bardehle Pagenberg The somehow never-ending story of the unitary patent system was just “enriched” by some further twists which […]

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UPC – Message from the Preparatory Committee Chairman – Timetable

Posted: June 27th, 2017

A Message from the Chairman of the UPC Preparatory Committee, Alexander Ramsay, 27 June 2017  “As previously announced, the timetable for the start of the period of provisional application and the entry into force of the UPC Agreement is relying on the timely finalisation of national procedures concerning the ratification of the UPC Agreement (UPCA) […]

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UPC – German legislation implementing UPC delayed

Posted: June 13th, 2017

Entering into force of German legislation implementing the unitary patent system delayed Parliamentary proceedings on the legislation implementing the unitary patent system in Germany were accomplished this month when the second chamber approved the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities. The last step before publication and entering into force of the new law is the signature […]

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News – Unitary Patent Package Kick Off Conference

Posted: May 23rd, 2017

On 8 & 9 February 2018 the Unitary Patent Package Kick Off Conference will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands Euroforum currently is organizing the UPP Kick Off Conference where you will hear (cited from the blurb): The views from the most important appointed judges of the UPC and the Court of Justice. A report […]

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ES – MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: SPAIN WILL NOT JOIN THE UPC

Posted: March 24th, 2017

Spain will not join the UPC. Minister for Economic Affairs Luis de Guindos rejects Spanish accession to the UPC during a session of Spanish Parliament  Luis de Guindos, the Spanish Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has explicitly dismissed the possibility of Spain’s joining the Unitary Patent Court (“UPC”) system. The point […]

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UPC – SPAIN’S ACCESSION TO THE UNITARY PATENT SYSTEM?

Posted: March 10th, 2017

Last Tuesday (Mar 7th, 2017), a non-legislative motion has been approved by the Industries Committee of the Spanish Parliament (‘Congreso de los Diputados’) pleading for the accession to the European Unitary Patent system. Filed on Feb 14th, 2017 by the Socialist Party (‘PSOE’), the initiative has been ratified without amendment by all parliamentary political parties, […]

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UPC – Finalizing the Unitary Patent Package: Symposium

Posted: January 31st, 2017

Finalizing the Unitary Patent Package: Challenges and Ways Forward, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels, Wednesday 8 February 2017 Speakers include: Prof. Willem A. Hoyng Lawyer, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER, Amsterdam Katalin Lubóczki Member, UPC Preparatory Committee, Attaché for Intellectual Property, Audiovisual Policy and Consumer Protection Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU Darren Smyth Partner, […]

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UK – Government cannot withdraw from EU Treaties without authorisation by a prior act of Parliament – Effects on the ratification of the UPC Agreement?

Posted: January 25th, 2017

UK Supreme Court, Miller & Anor, R v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, [2017] UKSC 5, 24 January 2017 In its judgment, the Supreme Court dismissed the Government’s appeal against the decision of the High Court (Administrative Court) and held, by a majority of 8 to 3, that an Act of Parliament […]

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UPC – Statement by the Board of EPLAW – An important step towards the establishment of the Unified Patent Court

Posted: November 30th, 2016

An important step towards the establishment of the Unified Patent Court November 30th, 2016 On November 28th, the UK signalled a green light to the implementation of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (“UPCA”).  Confirmation that the UK will now  ratify means that preparations for this new international court, and for introduction of the Unitary Patent, […]

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