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The UPC and Unitary Patent will introduce the most radical changes to patent litigation in Europe for 40 years.

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the European patent with unitary effect (Unitary Patent) may come into full force as early as 2022. A provisional period in which existing, granted European patents and applications may be opted-out from the UPC is expected to start in the months preceeding this. Find the latest news and insights of our Taylor Wessing UPC group on this page.

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The Unified Patent Court guide

The Taylor Wessing UPC Group have published a useful, go-to guide covering all the key issues of the UPC and how it may affect your business.

  • Chapter 1 – What are the UPC and the Unitary Patent
  • Chapter 2 – UPC: What is the impact of the new system
  • Chapter 3 – How long do proceedings on the merits take and what are the steps?
  • Chapter 4 – How does opt-out work?
  • Chapter 5 – The costs of using the UPC and the Unitary Patent
  • Chapter 6 – Potential advantages and disadvantages for your business
  • Chapter 7 – How can Taylor Wessing help you?
  • Chapter 8 – The Taylor Wessing UPC Group

Our Unified Patent Court guide is currently being updated. 

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UPC

Second life for the UPC?

2. Dezember 2020
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von Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M.

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UPC

EU Commission welcomes a swift ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany.

6. Juli 2020
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UPC

Weg frei für das Einheitliche Patentgericht

18. Dezember 2020
Briefing

von Dr. Gisbert Hohagen, Lic. en droit (Paris II/ Assas) und Dr. Philipp Krusemarck

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Patents Technology & Life Sciences

Parliamentary Question to the European Parliament regarding the future of the UPC

6. Mai 2020
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Patents Technology & Life Sciences

The deadlock on the unified patent convention

The decision of the Federal Constitutional Court (Case No 2 BvR 739/17) on the constitutionality of the UPC-Act of Approval

4. Mai 2020

von Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M.

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Patents Technology & Life Sciences

The UPC is dead – German Constitutional Court says the German ratification to the UPC is against the Constitution

20. März 2020
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von Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M. und Paul England, DPhil

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Life Sciences & Healthcare

About A Practitioner's Guide to European Patent Law

24. Oktober 2019

von Paul England, DPhil

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Synapse - law for life sciences - June 2018

28. Juni 2018

von mehreren Autoren

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UPC

The scope of protection of patent claims in Europe and the UPC

29. November 2016
Briefing

von Paul England, DPhil

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UPC

Can you afford to litigate in the UPC?

23. September 2015
Briefing

von Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M. und Dr. Jan Phillip Rektorschek

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UPC

Bifurcation in the Unified Patent Court

16. April 2014

von Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M. und Paul England, DPhil

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UPC

Judges in the Unified Patent Court

11. Februar 2014

von Chris Thornham und Roland Küppers, LL.M.

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UPC

Going full circle: Bolar in Europe and the UPC

7. November 2013
Briefing

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UPC

Countdown to the UPC - Experts, experiments and confidentiality

2. Mai 2017

von mehreren Autoren

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UPC

Countdown to the UPC - The Unitary Patent and its renewal fees

9. Juli 2016

von Paul England, DPhil und Dr. Jan Phillip Rektorschek

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UPC

Countdown to the UPC - Opt-out and the transitional period

4. Januar 2016

von Paul England, DPhil und Verena Bertram

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UPC

Countdown to the UPC - Decisions the UPC can make and how it makes them

28. April 2015

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Countdown to the UPC - The UPC's place in the European patent system

9. Januar 2014

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