Intellectual property news and updates

European Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent

Presently, national courts of each contracting state of the European Patent Convention decide on the infringement and validity of European patents in their own jurisdiction. This means that when a patent proprietor wishes to enforce their patent, or when a third party wishes to invalidate a European Patent once the opposition period has expired…

Consultation Document on Unified Patents Court Fees Is Released

Measures are now well underway for the establishment of a Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe. The UPC will be a single court covering up to 25 countries and will have jurisdiction over the new European patent with unitary effect (Unitary patent). The UPC will also have jurisdiction over traditional European patents. However, for a transitional…

EU patent legislation: Your Government needs your views

UK Intellectual Property Office launches public consultation on how the new unitary patent EU Regulations and the Unified Patent Court Agreement should be implemented in the UK.

An open letter to Europe

With only a few days left before the 1 October deadline for public submissions, a coalition of worldwide multinationals including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Blackberry and Google, have last night sent an open letter commenting on the proposed rules of procedure for the new Unified Patent Court in Europe.

EU patent breakthrough

After a 30 year deadlock, the European Union is one step closer to a common European patent after EU ministers voted on Monday to allow 25 EU member states to establish a unitary patent system.


© 2020 Wilson Gunn