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UPC ratification and Article 50 – what next?
Will the ratification of the UPCA by the UK be affected by triggering Article 50? Apparently not. The latest news we have below from UKIPO UPC Taskforce was received on …Read article
Still confident the UPC could open in December 2017
Last week the UPC Preparatory Committee announced it was “confident” that the provisional application phase of the UPC could start at the end of May 2017. This timing would enable the Court …Read article
12th UPCA Ratification and other UPC News
Italy has become the 12th country to officially ratify the UPC Agreement. The full details on ratification progress can be found here. The UK is expected to ratify next. News of other ratifications …Read article
The UPC and what to expect
The Uniﬁed Patent Court is expected to become operational by December 2017. The UKIPO UPC Taskforce and the UPC Preparatory Committee have conﬁrmed that the Provisional Application Phase (PAP) for …Read article
UPC aims to be operational by December 2017
The UKIPO UPC Taskforce and the UPC Preparatory Committee have today confirmed that Provisional Application Phase (PAP) for the UPC will start at the end of spring 2017 (May 2017). …Read article
UK signs the UPC Protocol on Privilege and Immunities
As the first step in the UPC Agreement ratification process, the UKIPO has confirmed that the UK signed the Protocol on Privilege and Immunities in Brussels on Wednesday 14 December. Preparations for …Read article
UK to Ratify UPC Agreement
The UK government has conﬁrmed it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Uniﬁed Patent Court Agreement. Despite the vote to Brexit, the UK government has announced it will continue …Read article
UK – ratifying the UPC – could we, should we?
Two interesting documents on Brexit and the UPC have been published; the UK Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) view on the UPC in light of Brexit, which is supported by the …Read article
Are you UPC ready?
Preparing for change: a new type of patent for Europe. This is the second in our series of briefing notes which consider the key decisions that patentees and applicants will …Read article