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The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court in Europe

Published November 2015

The introduction of the Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) will be one of the most significant changes to patent law in Europe since the signing of the European Patent Convention and subsequent creation of the European Patent system. In this briefing report, we look at the details of the new system, the outstanding issues and considerations for patent applicants and litigants, as of November 2015.

Authors

Graham Burnett-Hall

Graham Burnett-Hall Partner London (UK) Solicitor (UK)

William Cook

William Cook Partner London (UK) Solicitor (UK)

Thomas Prock

Thomas Prock Partner London (UK) Chartered (UK), German and European Patent Attorney

Ed Round

Ed Round Partner London (UK) Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney

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