UPC Opt-Out Client Portal

HGF’s bespoke UPC Opt-out portal has been designed and developed by HGF to assist clients when providing us with their instructions on the opt-out of their European patents and applications. The portal sits within HGF’s online client information portal, OCIS. Each client has a unique and secure login which provides access to their company patent schedule for all patent cases that are eligible for the UPC opt-out. The portal enables clients to review and submit information to HGF in order for us to file an opt-out application on our client’s behalf, creating a streamlined process. The portal also provides real-time access on the decisions you have made on your opt-out history and is accessible 24/7.

Once access is granted there is a video available to show you how to navigate and use the portal. If you would like more information please contact Tara Cooney in our UPC ready team.

Latest updates

Romania will become 18th country to participate in the UPC and UP - EPO announce possibility to delay the registration of unitary effect

From 1 September 2024 Romania will become the 18th country to participate in the UPC following ratification of the UPC Agreement. This means that any Unitary Patents registered on or …

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Opinion Piece: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in Ireland

Intellectual Property (IP) is a core part of any business and particularly is a vital part of the strategic toolkit for any business that creates value through innovation and constant …

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First order to preserve evidence in the Paris Local Division of the UPC secured

HGF Partners Rachel Fetches, Richard Jenkins and IP Solicitor Christie Batty and its valued co-counsel Schertenleib Avocats Denis Schertenleib and Marc Lauzeral are pleased to have secured the first order …

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UPC and Forum Shopping – Rule 17.3

Order of the classifications listed on the front of a patent and why it matters? On 1 June 2023, ASTELLAS INSTITUTE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE lodged a statement of revocation of …

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Event - 5th, 7th, 21st September 2023

Second Seminar in Salzburg, Dresden and Hamburg

HGF is organising a German-speaking seminar series in Salzburg, Dresden, and Hamburg. Dates September 5, 2023 at 17:30 – Dresden September 7, 2023 at 17:30 – Hamburg – CANCELLED September …

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The UPC has opened its doors! See the latest updates and advice on the UPC here.

The European patent system has had the biggest change in a generation – on 1 June 2023 the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and a new “unitary patent” or “European patent …

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A new dawn for European patents and patent litigation - 1 June 2023

Just as the UPC’s sunrise phase has ended, a new dawn is breaking for European patents and patent litigation.  After many years of anticipation, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and …

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EU Draft legislation on SPCs released

On 27 April 2023 the EU published 4 draft proposals regarding SPCs. Two of these proposals are completely new and propose the creation of Unitary SPCs: COM(2023)222 for medicinal product …

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