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UPC – New documents added to repository

Posted: November 2nd, 2015

New documents have been added to the document repository website for Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court www.upc.documents.eu.com, powered by Véron & Associés Draft № 18 (19 October 2015) Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court, here. Comparison of the draft № 18 (19 October 2015) versus the draft № 17 (31 October 2014) […]

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UPC – Introduction local division Hamburg

Posted: October 7th, 2015

The Local Division Hamburg of the Unified Patent Court is being introduced to the public this Wednesday, 7 October 2015 After a presentation of the first insights into the project Local Division Hamburg by Katja Günther, state secretary of the ministry of justice of Hamburg, Professor Dr. Winfried Tilman, Of Counsel at Hogan Lovells will […]

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UPC – The Error in the UPC System

Posted: September 16th, 2015

The error in the new UPC system, by Christof Augenstein, Preu Bohlig & Partner The Contracting Member States promised to the users of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) that the proceedings and judgements will ensure highest quality. To this end, the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) requires that judges should comply with […]

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UPC – EPLAW Comments on Rules on Court Fees and Costs

Posted: August 25th, 2015

EPLAW comments to the Public Consultation on the Rules on Court fees and Recoverable costs of UPC  Further to the public consultation on the proposed Rules of procedure regarding court fees and recoverable costs under the UPC Agreement, the EPLAW Board in consultation with a working group of EPLAW members from various nationalities prepared comments […]

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UPC – New documents in document repository

Posted: August 3rd, 2015

Joint efforts by ROKH IP, Powell Gilbert and Véron & Associés have lead to the addition of new documents in the document repository website for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court www.upc.documents.eu.com – Trilingual booklet DE/EN/FR comprising Unitary Patent Regulations, Unified Patent Court Agreement and Draft № 17 Rules of Procedure (31 October 2014) […]

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EU – New documents added to UPC Document Repository

Posted: June 5th, 2015

New documents have been added to the document repository website for Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court www.upc.documents.eu.com (powered by Véron & Associés)   Trilingual booklet DE/EN/FR comprising Unitary Patent Regulations, Unified Patent Court Agreement and Draft № 17 Rules of Procedure (31 October 2014) (direct link here) (A version of this booklet incorporating the full […]

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EU – Comments on law professors petition against the Unitary Patent Package

Posted: March 16th, 2015

Law professors petition against the Unitary Patent Package – but are the arguments correct? Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague A petition called “The Union cannot be stripped of its powers by the Member States: the dangerous precedent of the patent package”, signed by more than 40 law professors, retired law professors and lawyers […]

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EU – UPC: Property & Contractual Aspects

Posted: December 22nd, 2014

Property and contractual aspects of Unitary Patents and of patents in the UPC system by Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague Introduction The introduction of the Unitary Patent Package, consisting of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) raises new issues with regard to patents as an object of property and […]

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EU – Report oral hearing Rules of Procedure UPC

Posted: December 9th, 2014

The oral hearing on the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court, by Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague IntroductionThe Unified Patent Court (UPC) is based on three documents: the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA), the Statute of the Unified Patent Court and the Rules of Procedure (RoP), which are based on […]

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EU – No Building for the Unified Patent Court?

Posted: November 28th, 2014

No Building for the Unified Patent Court?, by Ulrich Blumenröder, Grünecker When it was already foreseeable at the end of 2001/beginning of 2012 that the establishment of a European Patent Court would be no chimera (any longer), but rather a reality, all big states made great efforts to host the seat of the central chamber, and towns […]

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