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Unitary Patent applications can be secured as from 1 January 2023

European Union - November 16 2022 Europe is moving closer to the launch of the European Patent with Unitary Effect (so-called “Unitary patent”). Unitary patents are an entirely new…

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UPC: latest news on rules of procedure and judges

United Kingdom - August 31 2022 The launch of the UPC edges ever closer as the official final text of the Rules of Procedure is published and the appointment of judges continues to…

The UPC Committees rule!

European Union - April 7 2022 The Provisional Application Phase of the Unified Patent Court started on 19 January. Under Article 1 of the Protocol on Provisional Application this…

AstraZeneca not held liable for additional healthcare costs on appeal - healthcare insurance company can’t claim damages for patent enforcement, at least not in this case

Spain - February 4 2022 On 14 October 2020 the District Court The Hague held AstraZeneca liable for damages incurred by healthcare insurance company Menzis, resulting from…

The Unified Patent Court has picked up speed again

European Union, United Kingdom - November 3 2021 On 23 June 2021 the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) rejected the application for a preliminary injunction against ratification…