Irish referendum on UPC participation postponed

18 April 2024
The referendum to vote on Ireland’s participation in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has been delayed.
Jake Leggat
Jake Leggat
Technical Assistant
Irish referendum on UPC participation postponed

UPC favours SMEs for language change: claimants ordered to sue in the language of the granted patent

18 April 2024
Two orders from the UPC Courts of First Instance suggest claimants will not be able to cause trouble for SMEs…
Laura Jennings
Laura Jennings
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
UPC favours SMEs for language change: claimants ordered to sue in the language of the granted patent

UPC: Paris Central Division rejects extended revocation defence filing times

15 April 2024
Given the tight procedural deadlines employed by the Unified Patent Court (UPC) it is unsurprising that since the court opened…
Daisy Bethell
Daisy Bethell
Technical Assistant
UPC: Paris Central Division rejects extended revocation defence filing times

UPC Court of Appeal provides positive step in transparency of proceedings

11 April 2024
The UPC (Unified Patent Court) Court of Appeal has issued its decision in Ocado v Autostore (10 April 2024) regarding…
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Associate, Patent Attorney
UPC Court of Appeal provides positive step in transparency of proceedings

UPC Court of Appeal decides members of public require representation to request access to documents

12 March 2024
In a recent order the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Court of Appeal has ruled that a member of the public…
Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Associate, Patent Attorney
Rachel Bateman
Rachel Bateman
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC Court of Appeal decides members of public require representation to request access to documents

UPC Court of Appeal reverses first instance decision: an in-depth review and analysis

05 March 2024
On 26 February 2024 the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Court of Appeal overturned the order of the Munich Local Division,…
Andrew Cockerell
Andrew Cockerell
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC Court of Appeal reverses first instance decision: an in-depth review and analysis

UPC: Court of Appeal overturns first instance ruling for a preliminary injunction

28 February 2024
An order from the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Court of Appeal was published 27 February 2024, overturning the decision of…
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC: Court of Appeal overturns first instance ruling for a preliminary injunction

UPC insights: trends from the January 2024 caseload report

28 February 2024
Following the Unified Patent Court’s (UPC) inaugural report on the caseload of the Court from its commencement on 01 June…
Stephen Solomon
Stephen Solomon
Technical Assistant
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
UPC insights: trends from the January 2024 caseload report

UPC: Court of Appeal rules on “legal interest” required for intervention

16 February 2024
In common with many other legal jurisdictions, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) allows for third parties with an interest in…
Khalil Davis
Khalil Davis
Associate, Patent Attorney
UPC: Court of Appeal rules on “legal interest” required for intervention

Security for costs at the UPC: is Brexit a factor for UK-based users?

13 February 2024
It is a well-established form of legal relief across the world; one party to a case may be ordered by…
David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Senior Associate, Patent Attorney
Security for costs at the UPC: is Brexit a factor for UK-based users?

SES-imagotag v Hanshow Technology: will we see file wrapper estoppel in the UPC?

13 February 2024
The case of SES-imagotag SA v Hanshow Technology Co. Ltd et al concerns a preliminary injunction (PI), and is the…
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney
Sophie Slater
Sophie Slater
Partner, Patent Attorney
SES-imagotag v Hanshow Technology: will we see file wrapper estoppel in the UPC?

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