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UPC – New documents available

Posted: March 12th, 2014

New documents have been added to the website www.upc.documents.eu.com: – The revised 16th version of the draft Rules of Procedure, made available on 6 March 2014 by the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court, in which the amendments to the previous version appear in mark-up mode, which may be read here – A comprehensive […]

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EU – UPC drafting committee clarifies Rules

Posted: March 7th, 2014

UPC drafting committee clarifies Rules but political battles remain, by Nicholas Fox & Scott Parker, Simmons & SimmonsFollowing a public consultation running from June to October 2013, the UPC Drafting Committee has now published a revised draft set of Rules of the Unitary Patent Court (the 16th such draft). The Legal Working Group of UPC […]

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EU – UPC: interpretative note on effect of opt-out

Posted: February 4th, 2014

Effect of an opt-out on the substantive patent law to be applied by the national court – Interpretative note of the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court of January 29, 2014 The unitary patent package has created many legal problems, some of them due to the fact that the unitary patent is based on […]

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EU – Fully trilingual version, including the draft Rules of Procedure of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court and the draft Rules of Procedure online

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

A fully trilingual version, including the draft Rules of Procedure in German, of the 19 February 2013 Agreement on a Unified Patent Court and the draft Rules of Procedure has been added to the website www.upc.documents.eu.com. It includes hypertext links to the legal documents referred to in the Agreement (e.g. Regulations on European Patent with […]

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EU – Division of jurisdiction in transitional period

Posted: October 1st, 2013

The division of jurisdiction between national patent courts and the Unified Patent Court in the transitional period after the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court has come into force, by Konstantin Schallmoser, Preu Bohlig & Partner 1. The current position a) The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is expected to come into operation in the first […]

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EU – UPC / patent arbitration

Posted: September 30th, 2013

Is Chapter VII (Article 35) of the UPC Agreement introducing or abolishing patent arbitration in Europe – call for comments, by Erik Ficks, Roschier Introduction In times of consultation in relation to the draft Rules of Procedure (ending on 1 October 2013) and when the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (the Agreement is hereinafter […]

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