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Final rules of procedure of the Unified Patent Court published

On July 8, 2022, the second meeting of the UPC Administrative Committee was held in Luxembourg. At this meeting, the member states participating in the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) adopted some official documents.Among them, in particular, are the final…

UPC: Changes to the legal framework for action against cross-border supply chains

Strategic thoughts on contributory patent infringement ahead of the entry into force of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court The legal framework for actions against cross-border supply chains in Europe that precede the use of a patented object will change significantly with the forthcoming entry…

UPC NEWS – Unified Patent Court establishes first administrative body

The first organ of the Unified Patent Court has been constituted - with this, the court begins its administrative work. Germany now officially with four local chambers of the court. The administrative apparatus of the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) is rapidly taking shape. On 22 February 2022, the…

Getting your patent portfolio ready for the UPC – What you need to know in a nutshell

After a long journey and many setbacks, it now appears very likely that the European Unitary Patent system will come into effect – and it will do so sooner rather than later, probably in mid to end 2022 or the beginning of 2023. Here we provide an overview of and some recommendations on how to prepare…

BREAKING NEWS – Another blow to the Unitary Patent System

The German Constitutional Court in a decision (2 BvR 739/17) as published today declared the German Act for the implementation of the UP system invalid. The Court stated that the Act would factually amend the German Constitution. This would have required a two-third majority in the German parliament,…