Opportunities and risks of the European Unitary Patent System
With the entry into force of the new European Unitary Patent System, it is possible to obtain patent protection in up to 25 EU-member states with a single application. This is an immense simplification for patent protection in the EU area, but one that also presents certain stumbling blocks that companies and patent owners should keep in mind.
In the article “New Unitary Patent System – Correctly Weighing Opportunities and Risks”, attorney at law Dr. Michael Rüberg and patent attorney Dr. Markus Engelhard – two of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT’s UPC experts – raise awareness of this topic in an interview. In addition, they provide insight into other questions that companies should focus on when the Unified Patent Court starts its work.
The interview with Dr Michael Rüberg and Dr. Markus Engelhard, publishes on 21 March 2023, is available for download in German as a PDF here. You can find the complete edition of the SMART Legal Guide here.