Unified Patent Court - Bristows
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patent system represents the most important change ever seen in the European patent landscape. With the Court ready to open in 2018, and this being preceded by a ‘sunrise period’ in which patents may be ‘opted out’ in advance, businesses must now ensure they are prepared for the new system.
At Bristows we have been involved closely in the project since its inception, gaining insights from participation in groups advising and lobbying on the issue, and advising clients on latest developments and how to prepare for the new regime. We are therefore ideally placed to assist in reviewing clients’ strategies in the coming months.