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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.

In this Q&A, we answer your questions regarding the UPC that will help you to assess whether the UPC system is advantageous or rather risky for your company and your IP assets. The first version of the Q&A has been published in GTDT Lexology in April 2021. The online version  with the  courtesy of GTDT Lexology can be accessed here. 

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The Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) and Unitary Patents

13 July 2021
In-depth analysis

by multiple authors

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New – presumably short – delay of the Unified Patent Court due to two constitutional complaints with expedited motions

22 January 2021
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by Dr. Gisbert Hohagen, Lic. en droit (Paris II/ Assas) and Dr. Philipp Krusemarck

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Patents & innovation

Major step forward for the Unified Patent Court

18 December 2020
Briefing

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

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Second life for the UPC?

2 December 2020
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by Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M.

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

6 July 2020
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Patents & innovation

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 May 2020

by Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M.

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Patents & innovation

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

20 March 2020
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by Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M. and Paul England, DPhil

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Life sciences & healthcare

About A Practitioner's Guide to European Patent Law

24 October 2019

by Paul England, DPhil

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Synapse - law for life sciences - June 2018

28 June 2018

by multiple authors

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

29 November 2016
Briefing

by Paul England, DPhil

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Can you afford to litigate in the UPC?

23 September 2015
Briefing

by Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M. and Dr. Jan Phillip Rektorschek

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Bifurcation in the Unified Patent Court

16 April 2014

by Dr. Anja Lunze, LL.M. and Paul England, DPhil

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Judges in the Unified Patent Court

11 February 2014

by Chris Thornham and Roland Küppers, LL.M.

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Going full circle: Bolar in Europe and the UPC

7 November 2013
Briefing

by multiple authors

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Countdown to the UPC - Experts, experiments and confidentiality

2 May 2017

by multiple authors

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

9 July 2016

by Paul England, DPhil and Dr. Jan Phillip Rektorschek

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

4 January 2016

by Paul England, DPhil and Verena Bertram

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

28 April 2015

by multiple authors

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

9 January 2014

by multiple authors

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