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October 2013: EU Litigation Update

Update (Europe): Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. Back in December 2012, the European Union (EU) adopted two Regulations regarding so-called European patents with unitary effect (Unitary Patent) and respective...more

A Guide through Europe’s New Unified Patent System

Introduction - The EU Patent Package (the Patent Package) consists of two related, but independent parts: a Unitary EU Patent (the Unitary Patent or UP) and a Unified Patent Court (the UPC). The new system is expected...more

Member States Sign Agreement to Establish Unified Patent Court

On Tuesday, the Council of the European Union announced that twenty-four member states had signed the international agreement that would establish a Unified Patent Court (UPC), a specialized court having exclusive...more

News from Abroad: Parliament Approves EU Unitary Patent Package - December 17, 2012

Originally published in the European Patent Attorneys at WP Thompson & Co. on December 17, 2012. A unitary patent package covering 25 member states of the EU (Italy & Spain are not currently taking part) may finally be...more

European Parliament Adopts Draft Regulations on Unitary Patent

On Tuesday, the European Patent Office reported that the European Parliament in Strasbourg had adopted two draft regulations on the creation of the unitary patent. The EPO hailed the adoption of the draft regulations as "a...more

News from Abroad: Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Originally published from IPCopy blog on December 12, 2012. Last week the pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit) was held in Brussels and the first morning of the summit saw a number of discussions...more

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