Unified Patent Court - Bristows

Should the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and unitary patent system go ahead, it would represent the most important change ever seen in the European patent landscape. At Bristows, we have been closely involved in the project since its inception, gaining insights from participation in groups advising and lobbying on the issue, and advising clients on how to prepare for the new regime. We have followed developments and provided updates and commentary on this site for a number of years.

The UPC is now facing new challenges and many questions remain about how and when the system will get started. As we continue to follow events as they unfold, we anticipate that we will be updating much of the content on these pages to reflect the next stage of the project.

For now, we will continue to provide the most up-to-date news and insights and we thank you for reading.

Latest news

German parliament passes bill required for UPC ratification

27 November 2020

Richard Pinckney

The draft legislation required for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement and its Protocol on Provisional Application received its second and third readings in the Bundestag yesterday...

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German government responds to FDP’s questions on UPC

17 November 2020

Gregory Bacon

As reported here, the draft legislation required for Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) and the Protocol on Provisional Application is currently being considered by Bundestag committees...

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