UNITARY PATENT / UNIFIED PATENT COURT
The EU patent package establishing a Unitary Patent (UP) providing EU-wide patent coverage and a Unified Patent Court (UPC) to enforce such patents entered into force on 1 June 2023, and our clients are deciding whether or not to opt out their existing European patents from the jurisdiction of the UPC.
In this session, Appleyard Lees partners and patent attorneys Kate Hickinson and Howard Read provided answers to commonly asked questions about the UP and UPC.
In this webinar for university knowledge exchange practitioners, patent attorneys and senior associates Edward Rainsford and Parminder Lally discussed what can, and cannot, be patented at the European Patent Office (EPO) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 36 – the UP and UPC: considerations for European patent owners
In this episode, Appleyard Lees patent attorneys and partners Howard Read and Adam Tindall 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.
The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 35 – the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: a 2023 update
In this episode, Appleyard Lees patent attorneys and partners Howard Read and Kate Hickinson provide an update on the implementation of the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Delaying grant of a European Patent to obtain a Unitary Patent and filing an early request for a Unitary Patent
With 1 June 2023 being the start date of the Unitary Patent system, applicants achieving allowance of their European patent applications in the coming months may wish to delay grant so as to obtain a Unitary Patent (UP).