UPC revocation v EPO opposition: differences, similarities and revocation strategies

06 Juni 2024
It has now been a year since the UPC opened its doors and there have already been 185 revocation actions…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
Claire Webster
Claire Webster
Technical Assistant
UPC revocation v EPO opposition: differences, similarities and revocation strategies

The unitary patent and opt-out statistics: one year in

06 Juni 2024
We have previously explored uptake of both the unitary patent (UP) and the opt-out in articles published three months and…
David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
The unitary patent and opt-out statistics: one year in

First anniversary of the Unified Patent Court: benefits, drawbacks, and the road ahead

06 Juni 2024
After more than 40 years in the making, the one-year anniversary of the UPC is a milestone to be celebrated.…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
First anniversary of the Unified Patent Court: benefits, drawbacks, and the road ahead

Proposed EU standard essential patents regulation: using the UPC to shape industrial policy in the EU?

06 Juni 2024
On 28 February 2024, the European Parliament voted to approve the proposed regulation on standard essential patents (the SEP regulation).…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
Proposed EU standard essential patents regulation: using the UPC to shape industrial policy in the EU?

Inventive step at the Unified Patent Court: 12-months in, what do we know so far?

06 Juni 2024
For an invention to qualify for patent protection it must have an inventive step; however, the manner in which inventive…
Joseph Flood
Joseph Flood
Associate, Patent Attorney
Inventive step at the Unified Patent Court: 12-months in, what do we know so far?

UPC v EPO: a comparison of claim construction approaches

06 Juni 2024
In the last year claim construction has been a topic of debate for both the UPC and the Boards of…
Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC v EPO: a comparison of claim construction approaches

UPC forum shopping: choice of division for infringement and revocation actions

06 Juni 2024
The UPC has already seen a number of cases which influence an infringement claimant’s ability to forum shop between divisions…
Jake Leggat
Jake Leggat
Technical Assistant
UPC forum shopping: choice of division for infringement and revocation actions

Language of proceedings: UPC Court of Appeal provides further clarity

06 Juni 2024
A number of orders have issued from the UPC in relation to changing the language of proceedings, including a recent…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Language of proceedings: UPC Court of Appeal provides further clarity

Caseload insights: trends from the UPC’s first year

06 Juni 2024
The UPC continues to publish monthly reports on the caseload of the courts, providing a valuable insight into the activity…
Stephen Solomon
Stephen Solomon
Technical Assistant
Caseload insights: trends from the UPC’s first year

Rumänien tritt Einheitlichem Patentgericht (EPG) bei

03 Juni 2024
Nach der Ratifizierung des Übereinkommens über ein Einheitliches Patentgericht (EPGÜ) am 14. April 2024 hat Rumänien seineRatifikationsurkunde am 31. Mai…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Rumänien tritt Einheitlichem Patentgericht (EPG) bei

Hague design registrations: statement of grant notices now being trialled by UK design registry

31 Mai 2024
In what is exciting news on the UK design registration front, the UK design registry (the UK Intellectual Property Office,…
William Burrell
William Burrell
Partner, Patent Attorney
Hague design registrations: statement of grant notices now being trialled by UK design registry

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