UPC – the Unified Patent Court invites external users to practice the CMS Sunrise functionalities

Posted: January 30th, 2023

The Unified Patent Court provides more information on the start of the 2nd Sunrise Practice Period from February 13 until February 24, 2023 The Unified Patent Court announces the following: “The Unified Patent Court invites external users to practice the CMS Sunrise functionalities starting from 13 February, for a period of 2 weeks, until 24 […]


UPC – Document Repository: Trilingual (DE/EN/FR) booklet now available

Posted: January 10th, 2023

Past EPLAW President and Honorary member Pierre Véron announces that the 2023 version of his trilingual (DE/EN/FR) booklet (420 pages) comprising the Unitary Patent Regulations, the Unified Patent Court Agreement and the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court as adopted in July-August 2022 by the UPC’s Administrative Committee is now available. Two versions can […]


UPC – Start of the UPC delayed to 1 June 2023

Posted: December 5th, 2022

A joint statement on the UPC website by Klaus Grabinski, President of the UPC Court of Appeal, and Johannes Karcher, Acting Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the UPC, announces the delay of the start of the UPC to 1 June 2023 From the statement: “The start of the Sunrise Period is postponed for two […]


EPO – The Unified Patent Court explained

Posted: November 24th, 2022

The EPO announced that it has published a new trilogy of EPO webinars that outline the Unified Patent Court’s structure and procedures, as well as the timeline for its introduction. Recorded earlier this year in English, the webinars feature UPC experts Kevin Mooney, Klaus Grabinski and Pierre Véron. The webinars and lots of other information […]


UPC – UJUB to hold fourth UPC Mock Trial in Paris – register here

Posted: November 15th, 2022

The UJUB (Union for the Unified Patent Court) will hold its 4th mock trial in Paris on Monday 21 November 2022 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm CET This 4th mock trial will take place in the International courtroom of the Paris Commercial Court (which will host the hearings of the Central Division of the […]


UPC – Final consolidated rules of procedure

Posted: September 16th, 2022

As readers may have already seen, the final consolidated versions of the Rules of Procedure have now been published on the UPC Website in English, German and French They can be accessed here


FR – French Supreme Court embraces crossborder injunctions

Posted: July 7th, 2022

French Supreme Court embraces crossborder injunctions, by Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER  In a decision of 29 June 2022 in a case between the French company Hutchinson which owns an EP patent (EP 340) in among others France, the UK and Germany and a UK company, a South African company and two French companies the […]


EPLAW – UPC Webinar: Jurisdictional Issues

Posted: June 15th, 2022

Last Tuesday EPLAW Hosted its next webinar in its webinar series dedicated to the UPC. In this webinar, questions regarding Jurisdictional Issues were addressed. Speakers were Julia Ericsson (Sandart and Partners, SE), Pierre Véron (Pierre Véron, FR) and Myles Jelf (Bristows, UK) Questions that were explored at the session were: – What can the new […]


EPLAW – Webinar: Overview of the New System

Posted: March 25th, 2022

On Wednesday 23 March 2022 EPLAW held a second webinar in its webinar series dedicated to the UPC. This webinar, entitled: “Overview of the new system” gave the most recent update on timing and progress, an overview of the various sources of law, and a synopsis of the structure and possible actions, processes & timelines […]


EPLAW – Webinar: Preparations for the UPC

Posted: February 10th, 2022

Yesterday’s EPLAW webinar discussed the preparations for the UPC. Various speakers provided an overview of the events of the provisional application period, opting out, filing strategies and license agreements. Speakers were: Jako Eleveld (Philips, NL) John Meidahl (Lundbeck, DK) Amandine Métier (Hoyng ROKH Monegier, FR) Kevin Mooney (Simmons & Simmons, UK) Sture Rygaard (Plesner, DK) […]