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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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UPC – Back on track

Posted: November 29th, 2016

The Unified Patent Court – back on track again, by Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague In spring 2016 the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was well on its way to open up in late spring 2017. Court buildings were already rented in a number of cities, including the facilities for the Court of Appeal […]

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UPC – UPC and the impact of Brexit – Way forward?

Posted: November 11th, 2016

UPC and the impact of Brexit – Way forward? Presentation European Patent Judges‘ Forum San Servolo, Venice, by Prof Dr Ansgar Ohly, Chair of Civil Law, Intellectual Property and Competition Law,  LMU Munich A copy of the presentation can be read here.

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UPC – the English Patents Court in a split UK-UPC system

Posted: September 29th, 2016

The English Patents Court in a split UK-UPC system, by Paul England, Taylor Wessing It is hoped that the UK will participate in the UPC and Unitary Patent system, post-Brexit. If the UK does not participate, the relationship between the English Patents Court and the UPC in the resulting split UK-UPC system is speculative at […]

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UPC – The Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court System – Perspectives after the Brexit Referendum

Posted: August 11th, 2016

The Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court System – Perspectives after the Brexit Referendum, by Tilman Müller-Stoy and Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg Before the Brexit referendum, the public was warned that a Brexit would ruin the timeline for the Unitary Patent (UP) & Unified Patent Court (UPC) system due to come into force in early […]

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UPC – New documents in repository

Posted: August 3rd, 2016

New documents have been added to the document repository website for Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court www.upc.documents.eu.com: Draft Decision of the Administrative Committee of the Unified Patent Court on the scale of recoverable cost ceilings Proposal for a Code of Conduct for the UPC – 4th draft – EPLAW / EPLIT / epi Protocol […]

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