HGF webinar: Looking ahead to the UPC and Unitary Patents
HGF webinar Looking ahead to the UPC and Unitary Patents is now available to watch.
The patent landscape in Europe is on the brink of the most significant change in a generation. On 19 January 2022, the Unified Patent Court’s (UPC) provisional application phase began. In the words of the UPC Preparatory Committee, this represented “the birth of the Unified Patent Court as an international organisation”. Soon after, the EPO announced new measures for supporting users in an early uptake of the Unitary Patent (UP). These changes will affect owners of granted European patents and applications (EPs) as well as future applicants who will need to make important decisions about their portfolios by the end of 2022.
HGF’s European patent and patent litigation teams invite you to learn more about the UP and UPC and hear about how we can provide strategic advice on prosecution, litigation and licensing throughout the lifetime of the UP and UPC.
Rachel Fetches, HGF Partner & Head of Law
Craig Thomson, HGF Partner & Irish and European Patent Attorney