The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 36 – the UP and UPC: considerations for European patent owners

The launch of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent (UP) is now less than three months away.

In this episode, partners and patent attorneys Adam Tindall and Howard Read discuss the decisions that European patent owners will need to make with regard to their existing patent portfolios and the UP/UPC.

They look at scenarios including:

  1. What decisions need to be made regarding patents that are already granted?
  2. What decisions need to be made for patents due to be granted before 1 June 2023?
  3. What happens after the UP and UPC go live, and the years ahead?  


This conversation will help supplement the discussions patent owners are having with their patent attorney. 

If you have any questions relating to your own patent portfolio and the UP and UPC, please contact us at

About The Greenshoots Podcast

The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees is a conversation about intellectual property, focused on what matters most to innovators, inventors and brand owners, right now. In each episode, intellectual property specialists discuss the essential issues facing those who create, or protect, IP.

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