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EU – Review of the latest UPC Rules

Posted: November 20th, 2014

  Review of the latest UPC Rules released prior to public hearings, by Nicholas Fox & Scott Parker, Simmons & Simmons On 31 October the Legal Framework Group of the Preparatory Committee issued the latest version of the draft Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court in advance of a public consultation hearing being […]

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EU – Unitary Patent / A-G proposes that Spain’s actions against the regulations forming part of the unitary patent package be dismissed

Posted: November 18th, 2014

CJEU, Case Numbers C-146/13 and C-147/13 – Spain v Parliament and Council, Press Release No 152/14 The CJEU has issued a press release announcing that its Advocate General Yves Pot proposes that the Court should dismiss the actions brought by Spain and seeking annulment of the two regulations on the creation of unitary patent protection […]

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Unified Patent Court Rules of Procedure – close to the finish line

Posted: November 3rd, 2014

Unified Patent Court Rules of Procedure – close to the finish line, by Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague "The 17th draft of the UPC Rules of Procedure was published on 31 October 2014 as a compare document that shows the changes in comparison to the 15th draft. Changes in red have been made by […]

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EU – The UPC Agreement and the EU Service Regulation

Posted: October 7th, 2014

The UPC Agreement and the EU Service Regulation – the right to a translation of the UPC Statement of claim, by Wouter Pors, Bird & Bird The Hague In litigation before national courts in the European Union, a defendant based in the EU is always entitled to a translation of the claims in a language […]

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EU – New documents available

Posted: August 4th, 2014

New documents have been added to the website www.upc.documents.eu.com, created and maintained by Véron & Associés: – NEW: Everything in a single booklet Trilingual booklet DE/EN/FR comprising Unitary Patent Regulations, Unified Patent Court Agreementand Draft № 16 Rules of Procedure (31 January 2014) – Regulation (EU) No 542/2014 of 15 May 2014 amending Regulation (EU) […]

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DE/EU – Unitary Patent and national law

Posted: June 25th, 2014

Unitary Patent and national law, by Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy and Florian Paschold, Bardehle Pagenberg With regard to unitary patents, national law often has to be applied to fill in the gaps the unitary patent regulation has left. If we take the EPO’s application figures since 2010 as a basis for the unitary patent, it can […]

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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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