EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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UPC – Update – “Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent after Brexit”

Posted: July 13th, 2016

Update: Pierre Véron reports that the conference “Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent after Brexit” was a great success and hosted more than 150 participants in the room and more than 100 through the internet. A video of the conference can be seen here. The papers and presentations of de presentations of Winfried Tilmann and […]

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UPC – Rules of Procedure / Draft Document re Costs

Posted: July 1st, 2016

A new version of the Rules of Procedure of the UPC have now been published. You can read a copy here. Also, the Decision of the Administrative Committee of the Unified Patent Court on the scale of recoverable cost ceilings has been published. You can read the draft here.

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EU – Winfried Tilmann: EPUE-Reg and UPCA after Brexit

Posted: June 27th, 2016

EPUE-Reg and UPCA after Brexit, by Prof. Dr. Winfried Tilmann, Hogan Lovells The British voters have voted for a Brexit. What does that mean for the EPUE-Reg and for the UPCA? There is no immediate effect, since Art 50(2) EUC provides for a two-year period for agreeing on the details of an exit. During that […]

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UPC – Willem Hoyng: Does Brexit mean the end of the UPC?

Posted: June 24th, 2016

Does Brexit mean the end of the UPC? By Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER 1. It should be remembered that the UPC is not a European Union instrument but an international Treaty between countries. So this Treaty, like the European Patent Convention, has as such nothing to do with the European Union. 2. It is a widely […]

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UPC – New version trilingual booklet

Posted: June 22nd, 2016

New Version Trilingual booklet DE/EN/FR Unitary Patent Regulations, UPC Agreement and Draft Rules of Procedure A new version of the Trilingual booklet DE/EN/FR comprising Unitary Patent Regulations, Unified Patent Court Agreement and Draft № 18 of the Rules of Procedure (19 October 2015) has been added to the document repository website for Unitary Patent and […]

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