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 […]

Unitary Patent system is better off with UK, but worthwhile even without the UK

The best way forward for the Unitary Patent system after the Brexit vote of 23 June 2016 is to find a way to keep the UK inside the system. That is the opinion of Francesco Macchetta, director IP of the Bracco Group, a healthcare multinational with headquarters in Milan, and speaker at the Unitary Patent […]

Alexander Ramsey: It is in member states’ interest to be part of the Unified Patent Court from the start

Alexander Ramsey is the chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and also speaker at the Unitary Patent Package Conference. He has set the ambitious goal to finish his work by June 2016 with a view to the UPC opening early 2017. Court fees, recruitment and training of judges and fine-tuning […]

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. […]

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