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Will the EU Relocate London-based Unified Patent Court after UK Leaves EU?

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, recently suggested that the new London based unified patent court may have to move away from its current location in London after the UK leaves the EU.  It has already been decided that… Continue Reading →

More Information on Unified Patent Court Delay

A new statement was recently issued by the body tasked with laying the foundations for the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) judicial system to take effect which has aimed to allay fears of the widely reported UPC delay.  The statement… Continue Reading →

Unified Patent Court System on Hold after German Ratification Suspension

The German ratifying legislation had been passed by the country’s parliament and was ready for signature by the German president.  The Unified Patent Court (UPC) system in Europe has been put on hold after the Germany’s Constitutional Court formally requested… Continue Reading →

Officials Confirm UK’S UPC Ratification will Occur Post UK General Election

The introduction of the Unitary Patent (a single patent covering multiple countries) and the establishment of a new patent court, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will affect holders of existing European Patents as well as those seeking new protection for… Continue Reading →

Update on Latest Developments of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

The introduction of the Unitary Patent (a single patent covering 25 countries) and the establishment of a new patent court, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will affect holders of existing European Patents as well as those seeking new protection for inventions…. Continue Reading →

Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent Still on Track for 2017

In February 2017 Italy became the 12th EU Member State to ratify the Agreement before the Unitary Patent Court (UPC).  At this stage, only the ratification of Great Britain (rumoured to happen in March) and Germany (rumoured to happen in… Continue Reading →

Europe’s Unified Patent Court to Open in December 2017

It was recently announced that Europe’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) has a target opening date of 1 December 2017.  When operational the UPC will hear disputes relating to unitary patents, a new form of patent protection that will be valid… Continue Reading →

UK to Ratify the Unified Patent Court

The UK is to ratify plans to create a patent court that will span the European Union. It had been expected that Britain would pull out of plans to create a single European patent system following the Brexit decision to leave… Continue Reading →

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Position Paper on Brexit and IP

A recent position paper entitled ‘The impact of Brexit on intellectual property’ by The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) reveals the institute has a strong preference for the UK to participate in the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent… Continue Reading →

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