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Sunrise of the Unitary Patent: decision time!

As it stands, we might have a new type of European patent soon (2022/2023) in addition to the existing European ‘bundle’ of national patent rights; the ‘Unitary patent’. The Unitary patent is a European patent that, after grant,... read more

Germany toast on the UPC

Germany gives the Unitary Patent the go-ahead

The German parliament has re-approved the necessary legislation to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement, after recently rejecting constitutional objections to the treaty. The Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA or UPC Agreement) is important... read more

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Germany and the UPC: history repeating itself?

On December 18, 2020, the German parliament again approved the necessary legislation for ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), now with the required two-third majority, one of the stumbling blocks of the previous ratification. On the same... read more

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UK withdraws Unitary Patent ratification while Germany attempts ratification again

After the German constitutional court declared the German ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) void earlier this year, the German government is now preparing a second ratification bill to be rushed through the ratification process... read more

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