EPLAW PATENT BLOG

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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DE / UPC – Will Germany ratify the Unified Patent Court system soon?

Posted: July 21st, 2020

The ministerial draft bill ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) – is the UPCA ready to enter into force? By Tilman Müller-Stoy and Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg The history of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court project has been full of surprises with it taking a new course in February 2020 on […]

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UPC – Germany to continue preparations for the UPC

Posted: March 27th, 2020

A press relaease issued yesterday by Christine Lambrecht, the German minister of Justice and Consumer Protection states: “I will continue to work to ensure that we can provide the European innovative industry with a single European patent with a European patent court. The Federal Government will carefully evaluate the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court […]

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UPC- Comment Dr Teschemacher – German Law on the Unified Patent Court Agreement null and void on the grounds of a legislative defect

Posted: March 20th, 2020

German Law on the Unified Patent Court Agreement null and void on the grounds of a legislative defect, Germany, Constitutional Court (BVerfG), decision of February 13, 2020, published March 20, 2020, case no. 2 BvR 739/17 Reported by Dr. Rudolf Teschemacher, Bardehle Pagenberg The BVerfG declared the German Law on the Unified Patent Court Agreement […]

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UPC – Comment : German Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) declares German law to ratify the UPCA void

Posted: March 20th, 2020

German Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) declares German law to ratify the UPC-Agreement void, by Philipp Rastemborski, Meissner Bolte Partnerschaft mbB A. FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL COURT Today, the Federal Constitutional Court (docket no. 2 BvR 739/17), declared the German law on approval of the agreement on the establishment of a Unified Patent Court (“UPC Agreement”) to be […]

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