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3 considerations, ahead of the start of the Unitary Patent Court (UPC)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 26 2016

So, the UPC is coming in 2017. Patent owners have considered which of their crown-jewel European patents to opt-out of the system during the


EPO’s software for filing for a Unitary Patent available to test
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union
  • May 26 2016

The EPO has announced that users of its Online Filing software can install a "Unitary Patent DEMO" plug-in to simulate drafting, signing and sending a


New patent judicial system is a revolution
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • May 25 2016

It has been a long road to a more unified EU patent protection system. The current momentum could lead to better enforcement and more innovation


Calculating SPC application period based on variation of existing marketing authorisation
  • Preslmayr Attorneys at Law
  • Austria, European Union
  • May 25 2016

The period available to apply for a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) commences only once a marketing authorisation has been obtained for a


Brexit First Aid for Pharma
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2016

Should the UK choose to leave the EU, there will be a substantial impact for the UK pharmaceutical industry. Crucially, these implications will not


How would a Brexit affect IP rights?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 24 2016

Article 50(1) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides that any member state may decide to withdraw from the EU. The referendum on the UK's


An ethical victory at the EPO in the coffee war
  • AA Thornton & Co
  • European Union
  • May 20 2016

At the end of January 2016 the EPO held Oral Proceedings in respect of an Opposition by Nestec S.A. & Nespresso France against the grant of EP2312978


Draft Code of Conduct published
  • Bristows LLP
  • European Union
  • May 18 2016

The UPC Preparatory Committee has now made public the current draft Code of Conduct for representatives appearing before the Unified Patent Court


The Unified Patent Court - nearly there now
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 18 2016

Print publication The advent of the United Patent Court (UPC) seems to have been interminable but it does, at long last, appear that we are on the


UPC judge positions are advertised as Italy and Lithuania prepare for ratification
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Bulgaria, European Union, Italy, Lithuania
  • May 12 2016

The UPC Preparatory Committee has opened the application process for legally and technically qualified judges for the UPC Court of First Instance or