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5th December 2022
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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25th November 2022
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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16th November 2022
Comparing the value of European vs Unitary Patent Validation

The EPO’s European patent system is on the brink of the biggest change in a generation – from 2023 it is expected that a new unitary patent (UP) will become …

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16th November 2022
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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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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7th October 2022
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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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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28th September 2022
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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14th September 2022
Webinar: The new Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent – a guide to your contracts

HGF hosted a webinar to discuss the new Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent – a guide to your contracts About the webinar The Provisional Phase of the UPC is …

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