UPC preparations - five actions to take now

29 April 2022
After several false-starts, the biggest change in the European patent landscape, namely the introduction of a unitary patent (UP) and…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC preparations - five actions to take now

Rules on UPC representation confirmed

25 March 2022
Following the inaugural meeting of the Unified Patent Court's Administrative Committee on 22 February 2022, the approved Rules on the…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Rules on UPC representation confirmed

Preparing for the UPC

25 March 2022
After several false-starts, the biggest change in the European patent landscape, namely the introduction of a Unitary Patent (UP) and…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Preparing for the UPC

Countdown to the UPC: as launch preparations begin we answer your opt-out questions

28 February 2022
Following news on the 18 January 2022 that Austria has deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Countdown to the UPC: as launch preparations begin we answer your opt-out questions

The EPO is getting ready for the unitary patent – are you?

17 February 2022
At the beginning of February 2022, the European Patent Office (EPO) President met with the Chair of the Unified Patent…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
The EPO is getting ready for the unitary patent – are you?

EPO supporting early uptake of the unitary patent

24 January 2022
Following the deposit by Austria of its instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the Agreement of a Unified Patent…
Rachel Bateman Catherine Keetch
Rachel Bateman & Catherine Keetch
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
EPO supporting early uptake of the unitary patent

UPC Provisional Application Period (PAP) commences

19 January 2022
Following news on the 18 January 2022 that Austria has deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse Rachel Bateman
Hanns-Juergen Grosse & Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC Provisional Application Period (PAP) commences

Austria completes ratification for the Protocol to the UPCA, enabling start of UPC provisional application period

19 January 2022
On 18 January 2022, Austria deposited the instrument of ratification for the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Austria completes ratification for the Protocol to the UPCA, enabling start of UPC provisional application period

UP & UPC: latest update as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

13 December 2021
This is a complex and ever-evolving area of patent law that our UP and UPC experts continue to monitor. We…
Alice Stuart-Grumbar Rachel Bateman
Alice Stuart-Grumbar & Rachel Bateman
Associate, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
UP & UPC: latest update as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

Unified Patent Court comes closer as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

02 December 2021
After the Austrian Parliament unanimously passed the government bill on 19 November 2021 ratifying the Protocol to the Agreement on…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Unified Patent Court comes closer as Austria progresses towards ratification of PAP

Progressing towards the start of the UPC (without the UK)

04 November 2021
At a meeting on 27 October 2021 the Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee met in Luxembourg and reviewed progress and…
Jonathan DeVile
Jonathan DeVile
Partner, Patent Attorney
Progressing towards the start of the UPC (without the UK)

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