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UP & UPC: start of the sunrise period delayed

05 December 2022
With only weeks to go before the foreseen start of the sunrise period on 01 January 2023, the Unified Patent…
David Al-Khalili
David Al-Khalili
Associate, Patent Attorney
UP & UPC: start of the sunrise period delayed

Pros and cons of the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court

24 November 2022
Rachel Bateman Doug Ealey Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Rachel Bateman, Doug Ealey & Alice Stuart-Grumbar
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney, Associate, Patent Attorney
Pros and cons of the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court

EPO and UPC sign data exchange agreement

23 November 2022
The Presidents of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Unified Patent Court’s (UPC’s) Court of Appeal have signed an…
Matthew Gallon Leon Harrington
Matthew Gallon & Leon Harrington
Technical Assistant, Technical Assistant
EPO and UPC sign data exchange agreement

EPO searching national prior rights to assist applicants for the unitary patent

07 November 2022
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that, from 01 September 2022, Examining Divisions will conduct systematic “top-up” searches for…
Sean McCann
Sean McCann
Technical Assistant
EPO searching national prior rights to assist applicants for the unitary patent

UP & UPC: Rules of Procedure, implementation roadmap & new website launch

24 October 2022
On 06 October 2022, the Unified Patent Court preparatory team shared a UPC implementation roadmap (shown below). According to this…
Rachel Bateman Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Rachel Bateman & Hanns-Juergen Grosse
Partner, Patent Attorney, Partner, Patent Attorney
UP & UPC: Rules of Procedure, implementation roadmap & new website launch
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