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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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14th July 2022
Webinar: Validation of a European Patent as a Unitary Patent

Join HGF for a free webinar to discuss Validation of a European Patent as a Unitary Patent. Date 25th July, 2022 Time Session 1 – 7:00 (BST) / 8:00 (CEST) …

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14th July 2022
UPC – major step closer to start date of early 2023

The Administrative Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) held its second meeting on 8 July 2022. A major step was taken by the Committee by adopting the Court’s Rules …

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8th April 2022
Update on the UPC – expected timeline

The first meetings of the UPC Administrative, Budget and Advisory Committee took place at the end of February. Following these, the Advisory Committee have begun interviewing judges for the court …

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10th May 2022
HGF UPC events in Germany and Austria 2022

HGF is holding a webinar and an in-person event covering the UPC in Germany and Austria this Spring. The provisional phase of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is now underway …

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24th February 2022
A Step Towards A Unitary SPC?

The European Commission has recently announced a new initiative aimed at creating a single procedure for granting Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)  (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13353-Medicinal-&-plant-protection-products-single-procedure-for-the-granting-of-SPCs_en). Currently, SPCs are applied for and granted at …

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17th February 2022
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 …

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7th February 2022
Looking ahead to the UPC and Unitary Patents

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 …

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19th January 2022
Provisional Phase of the UPC can now begin

With the deposit on 18 January 2022 by Austria of its instrument of ratification for the Protocol on Provisional Application Period (PAP- Protocol; see here), the UPC’s Provisional Phase can …

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