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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 […]

Kevin Mooney about the last steps before the start of the UP and the UPC

Prior to the Unitary Patent Package Conference we’ve interviewed Kevin Mooney, Chairman of the Drafting Committee for the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court and Partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP. What are the last steps to be taken for the start of the UP and the UPC in 2016? And when do you expect […]

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