German Constitutional Court rejects complaints against ratification bill for the UPC
09 July 2021
The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has rejected applications for preliminary injunction on grounds that the constitutional…
From the Financial Times: "Delayed Europe patent court launch prolongs frustration"
17 June 2021
D Young & Co Partner Rachel Bateman is quoted in today's edition of the Financial Times which discusses the EU's…
Decision on German ratification of the Unified Patent Court not before 2022
17 March 2021
As will be recalled, following a request of the Federal Constitutional Court in Karslruhe, Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, waits with…
German ratification of UPC on hold
13 January 2021
German ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is on hold.
German UPC legislation challenged
23 December 2020
Following parliamentary approval of the legislation for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, the Federal Constitutional Court…
Unified Patent Court & unitary patents on the horizon for 2022?
27 November 2020
The draft legislation required for Germany to ratify the UPCA and the Protocol on Provisional Application has been before the…
UK withdraws its ratification of the Unified Patent Court
21 July 2020
In a move which appears to run counter to the German Government’s intention to bring the Unified Patent Court (UPC)…
Unified Patent Court and unitary patent: end of the road or just another bump?
29 June 2020
At the end of March 2020, EPO President Campinos pronounced strong support for the statement by the German Minister of…
UPC: German Federal Constitutional Court upholds constitutional complaint
23 March 2020
The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (FCC) has decided that the Parliamentary Act of Approval to the Agreement on a…
UPC constitutional complaint: German Court decision expected 20 March 2020
18 March 2020
The German Constitutional Court has indicated that it will publish a decision taken by a Senate without a prior oral…
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