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

Start of the UPC Sunrise Period delayed to 1 March 2023

The UPC sunrise period which was expected to start on 1 January 2023 has now been postponed to 1 March 2023. Consequently, the entry into force of the UPCA and …

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Gender diversity at the UPC

In Europe, women remain grossly under-represented in research and innovation. A recent study by the European Patent Office (EPO) found that only 13.2% of inventors in Europe are women. The …

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Comparing the value of European vs Unitary Patent Validation

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EPO sets start of Unitary Patent transitional measures as 1 January 2023

The EPO has announced that it intends to adjust the start date of its transitional measures for Unitary Patents (UP) to 1 January 2023. From that date, applicants who have …

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Event - 10th November 2022

Webinar: basics and news about Unified Patent Court

HGF is hosting a webinar on 10th November to discuss ‘Basics and news about Unified Patent Court’. Date 10th November, 2022 Time 14:00 – approx. 15:30 (CET) About the webinar …

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UPC likely to be open on 1 April 2023

On 6 October the UPC preparatory team released its roadmap regarding the opening of the UPC. German ratification of the UPC agreement is likely to be on 19-23 December 2022, …

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Event - 25th October 2022

Webinar: Litigating in the Unified Patent Court

HGF hosted a webinar on 25th October to discuss ‘Litigating in the Unified Patent Court’. Date 25th October, 2022 Time Session 1 – 7:00 (BST) / 8:00 (CEST) / 15:00 …

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A new patent system dawns over Europe and presents opportunities for Ireland

Major changes to the European patent system will soon be coming into effect with the launch of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court expected to commence in Spring …

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