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The UPC is GO! Sufficient ratification of the Protocol on Provisional Application means the UPC is guaranteed to commence and final practical preparations can now be made for a start that could be as early as Autumn 2022

European Union - January 19 2022 The General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, has declared that the Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC Agreement has…

Frédéric Chevallier, Dr Ina vom Feld, Andrew Moir, Sebastian Moore, Laura Orlando, Pietro Pouché, Jonathan Turnbull, Andrew Wells

Austrian government completes ratification of Protocol on Provisional Application of the UPC Agreement - once this is deposited the UPC may start within 8 months

Austria - January 10 2022 The EPO has announced that the Austrian government has successfully completed its ratification of the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent…

Emily Bottle, Frédéric Chevallier, Dr Ina vom Feld, Andrew Moir, Sebastian Moore, Laura Orlando, Pietro Pouché, Jonathan Turnbull, Andrew Wells

Consultation on Standard Essential Patent (SEP) framework launched by UK IPO

United Kingdom - December 20 2021 The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published an open consultation Standard Essential Patents and Innovation: Call for views in order to…

Andrew Moir, David Webb

COP26 and the Consumer Sector

Global - December 10 2021 While the COP26 climate summit did not deliver on the high expectations placed on it, the outcomes of the conference will still have a noticeable…

Susan Black, Kristin Stammer

Progress in Austria brings the UPC ever closer

Austria, European Union - November 25 2021 Progress continues at pace towards the new Unified Patent Court (“UPC“) in Europe, with news that the National Council of the Austrian Parliament…

Emily Bottle, Frédéric Chevallier, Dr Ina vom Feld, Sebastian Moore, Laura Orlando, Andrew Wells