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Start of provisional application phase Unified Patent Court is top priority for Preparatory Committee

The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court is delighted with the UK’s decision to ratify the UPC Agreement and will publish a revised roadmap for the start of the Unitary Patent system as soon as possible. Chairman Alexander Ramsay is a happy man, he told Kluwer IP Law. Monday’s announcement of Minister of State […]

UK signals green light to Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK government has confirmed it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This is part of the process needed to realise the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPCA). Under the new regime, businesses will be able to protect and enforce their patent rights across Europe in a more streamlined way […]

Report of Unitary Patent Package Conference 2016 in Amsterdam

Written by: Kian Hsia, Bird & Bird On 4 and 5 February 2016 the two-day Euroforum Unitary Patent Package Conference 2016 was held in Amsterdam. The conference was very successful and well attended by more than one hundred participants from different European countries. Among them were legal counsels from the industry, but also patent judges from […]

The Unitary Patent system: 13, 17+ or 25 Member States?

Publisher Kluwer IP Law participated at the Unitary Patent Package Conference 2016 in Amsterdam. Hereby they share an interesting summary of the second day of the conference. The big picture for the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) may be clear for the patent attorneys, lawyers and other experts who will soon […]

Preparations for the Unified Patent Court concluded by mid-2016. No fee for opting out?

Publisher Kluwer IP Law participated at the first day of the Unitary Patent Package Conference 2016 in Amsterdam. Hereby they share an interesting summary of Alexander Ramsey’s presentation about The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: the last steps before the introduction in 2016   Summary of Unitary Patent Package 2016 – Day 1 […]

Alexander Ramsay about the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: the last steps before the introduction

Prior to the Unitary Patent Package Conference we have interviewed Alexander Ramsay, Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court and Deputy Director at the Division for Intellectual Property and Transport Law, Ministry of Justice in Sweden. Alexander shares his knowledge with us about the status of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. […]

Swift procedure Unified Patent Court may put a lot of pressure on defendants

Prompted by the upcoming Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC), a group of European patent attorneys decided in 2013 to create the European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT), ‘promoting fair patent litigation in Europe’. Publisher Kluwer IP Law spoke to its president, Koen Bijvank. ‘It is unpredictable how the market for patent litigation will […]

Wouter Pors about the new rules of Litigation Certificate

We have interviewed Wouter Pors, Partner of Bird & Bird, before the upcoming event Unitary Patent Package. Wouter tells us everything about the new draft Rules for the European Patent Litigation Certificate. What are the concrete changes? And what does this mean for Lawyers and European Patent Attorneys? New rules of Litigation Certificate: What are […]

Francesco Macchetta about Italy becoming the 26th UPP Member State

Prior to the Unitary Patent Package Conference we have interviewed Francesco Macchetta, Director Intellectual Property, Bracco Group . What is Francesco’s opinion about Italy recently becoming the 26th UPP Member State? And what are the consequences for the Italian companies? What is your opinion of Italy recently becoming the 26th UPP Member State? I am very happy. I […]

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