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Slovenia has ratified the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) on provisional application (PPA)

Slovenia - October 18 2021 Only one more deposit of ratification is needed in…

Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement

Germany - September 28 2021 Germany has ratified the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement (PAP-Protocol) and paves the way for the Unified Patent Court (UPC)…

German Constitutional Court rejects complaints against ratification bill for the UPC

Germany - July 9 2021 The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) has rejected applications for preliminary injunction on grounds that…

Happy birthday to the German Federal Patent Court!

Germany - July 1 2021 On 01 July 1961, sixty years ago to the day, the Bundespatentgericht (also known as the BPatG or in English the German Federal Patent Court or FPC)…

EPO decides double patenting is a ground for refusal in G4/19

European Union - June 23 2021 The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has issued decision G 4/19 (double patenting) in which it holds that a European patent…