The Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court: What foreign applicants and IP practitioners need to know before, when and after the Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court come into force

  • December 06, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom



Since the preparations for the Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) seem to be coming to an end, we expect that obtaining Unitary Patents for the participating states and making use of the UPC for infringement and nullity proceedings will be possible as of the 2nd or 3rd quarter 2023. The UPC will, however, also be available and have jurisdiction for already granted European Patents, such that patent owners should already consider taking appropriate action, where necessary, in advance of the system coming into force.


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