What are the possible disadvantages of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court?

For claimant patentees – Risk of losing patent rights across most of the EU as a result of a single action.

For defendant parties – Risk of an injunction excluding the defendant from the whole of the EU. Also, risk of court proceedings in an unfamiliar jurisdiction within the EU, but with EU wide ramifications

In summary, the benefits of UP/UPC come with a certain degree of loss of control over the forum for the proceedings and higher risks if an adverse decision is issued.

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