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U.K. Follows Through on Promise to Ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • April 26 2018

In a move to support British innovative industry, Sam Gyimah, the UK IP Minister, announced today, April 26, 2018, that the U.K. has ratified the


Comparing EU And US Standard-Essential Patent Guidance
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • December 28 2017

On Nov. 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance (found here) on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents


European Commission Issues Guidelines on Licensing and Litigating Standard-Essential Patents
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • December 1 2017

On November 29, 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited guidance on litigating and licensing standard-essential patents (SEPs), as


The UK to Ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • November 30 2016

The UK government announced on November 28, 2016 that it will proceed to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). The announcement comes


The Impact of the European Unified Patent Court on Filing Strategies
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, France, Germany
  • April 22 2016

Europe is on the verge of implementing its new Patent System (expected May 2017) with a Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC), under which


Legal challenges to Europe’s Unitary Patent System nearing an end
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • November 19 2014

The European Patent System is in the final stages of a significant change. On November 18, 2014, European Union Advocate General Yves Bot issued a


Latest news on European patents
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • November 4 2014

Europe has been bustling with recent news and development from the Unified Patent Court Preparatory Committee and the European Patent Office. Here is


Changes in EPO divisional deadlines fees announced
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • January 3 2014

Following its previous announcement to repeal the 24-month limit on filing divisional applications, on December 13, 2013 the European Patent Office


Changes in EPO divisional deadlines
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • October 18 2013

Today the European Patent Office (EPO) announced that as of April 1, 2014, it will repeal the current 24-month time limit for filing divisional


October 1 deadline for public comment on EU Unitary Patent System
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • European Union
  • September 23 2013

As previously announced, the preparatory committee for Europe's Unitary Patent System is soliciting public comment on its draft rules of procedure