UNITARY PATENT / UNIFIED PATENT COURT
The UP will, for the first time, offer patent proprietors the option to have a single patent covering multiple EU member states (17 at the time of writing, likely to be more in the future). As an alternative, the current “classical” validation route in different states will continue.
In this episode, partner Ean Davies, and trainee patent attorney Jordan Tinkler, are joined by Theo Youds, founder of LURA. They discuss the organisations leading the race to put humans on the moon and mars, and the commercial viability of space innovation.
Will unitary Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) follow the introduction of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC)?
SPCs are national rights that apply to certain pharmaceutical and plant protection products that have been authorized for use by the regulatory authorities. Will they follow the introduction of the UP/UPC?
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 28 – Understanding the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
In this episode, partners and patent attorneys Kate Hickinson and Julia Gwilt discuss possible scenarios relating to how the UPC might work in practice, including considering the pros and cons of using this new court for infringement and invalidity actions.
Do the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) offer advantages for SMEs and universities?
As an incentive for patent proprietors such as SMEs and universities to opt for the Unitary Patent, the new system has introduced the possibility of financial compensation for these proprietors in certain circumstances.
The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: what do non-European attorneys, and their clients, need to know? (East Asia session)
What could the introduction of the UP and UPC mean for patent and IP attorneys in East Asia, and their European patent-holding clients? Watch the recording of our recent virtual UP/UPC workshop to find out more.