EPLAW PATENT BLOG

UPC – UJUB to hold fourth UPC Mock Trial in Paris – register here

Posted: November 15th, 2022

The UJUB (Union for the Unified Patent Court) will hold its 4th mock trial in Paris on Monday 21 November 2022 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm CET This 4th mock trial will take place in the International courtroom of the Paris Commercial Court (which will host the hearings of the Central Division of the […]

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UPC – Final consolidated rules of procedure

Posted: September 16th, 2022

As readers may have already seen, the final consolidated versions of the Rules of Procedure have now been published on the UPC Website in English, German and French They can be accessed here

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FR – French Supreme Court embraces crossborder injunctions

Posted: July 7th, 2022

French Supreme Court embraces crossborder injunctions, by Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER  In a decision of 29 June 2022 in a case between the French company Hutchinson which owns an EP patent (EP 340) in among others France, the UK and Germany and a UK company, a South African company and two French companies the […]

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EPLAW – UPC Webinar: Jurisdictional Issues

Posted: June 15th, 2022

Last Tuesday EPLAW Hosted its next webinar in its webinar series dedicated to the UPC. In this webinar, questions regarding Jurisdictional Issues were addressed. Speakers were Julia Ericsson (Sandart and Partners, SE), Pierre Véron (Pierre Véron, FR) and Myles Jelf (Bristows, UK) Questions that were explored at the session were: – What can the new […]

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EPLAW – Webinar: Overview of the New System

Posted: March 25th, 2022

On Wednesday 23 March 2022 EPLAW held a second webinar in its webinar series dedicated to the UPC. This webinar, entitled: “Overview of the new system” gave the most recent update on timing and progress, an overview of the various sources of law, and a synopsis of the structure and possible actions, processes & timelines […]

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EPLAW – Webinar: Preparations for the UPC

Posted: February 10th, 2022

Yesterday’s EPLAW webinar discussed the preparations for the UPC. Various speakers provided an overview of the events of the provisional application period, opting out, filing strategies and license agreements. Speakers were: Jako Eleveld (Philips, NL) John Meidahl (Lundbeck, DK) Amandine Métier (Hoyng ROKH Monegier, FR) Kevin Mooney (Simmons & Simmons, UK) Sture Rygaard (Plesner, DK) […]

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UPC – German French Supremacy?

Posted: January 20th, 2022

German French UPC Supremacy? by Willem Hoyng, HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER   Under the heading Juve Patent Survey 2021 Juve uses the title “UPC favourites: French and German judges dominate”. Juve suggests that its findings are based on Juve’s own worldwide survey of 1300 “patent experts”. We do not know (other than the indication “heads of patent […]

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DE / UPC – FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COURT REMOVES DEADLOCK FOR GERMANY’S RATIFICATION OF THE UPC AGREEMENT

Posted: July 9th, 2021

Germany, Federal Constitutional Court (FCC), Order of 23 June 2021, published on 9 July 2021, case nos. 2 BvR 2216/20 and 2 BvR 2217/20 Reported by Dr. Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg The FCC rejected the two applications for preliminary injunction directed against the Act of Approval adopted on 18 December 2020 for ratifying the UPC […]

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UPC – EPLAW asks UPC Preparatory Commitee to consider parties’ wishes for remote hearings

Posted: June 1st, 2021

EPLAW has written to the UPC Preparatory Committee noting that while the benefits of remote hearings have been much appreciated in national proceedings during the current health crisis, in more normal times fully remote trials should not become a new normal and certainly should not be imposed upon parties’ against their express wish. The Committee […]

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