The Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) has been 50 years in the making. Until just recently, with much of the groundwork already laid, implementation appeared to be only two years away. In this episode, McDermott IP partner Nathan S. Smith welcomes Henrik Holzapfel, an IP partner in McDermott’s Düsseldorf office, to discuss how an individual hit the brakes on the UPC by filing a constitutional complaint in Germany, single-handedly adding several years to the UPC ratification process. They discuss the implications of this extraordinary development and what we can expect going forward. And as always, the podcast begins with a discussion of recent IP headlines from across the world with Sarah Bro.
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