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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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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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