EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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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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