New podcast: You, me & the UPC

A brand new podcast for a brand new court!

27.07.2023

Patent litigation experts, Naomi Hazenberg and Charlie French, discuss all things UPC. You can find the first two episodes below. If you have any feedback, questions, or comments, please email us.

You can also find all the episodes, as we release them, here.

UPC Basics: Part one

In our first episode, Naomi and Charlie provide an overview of the new UPC system, which opened its doors on 1 June 2023.

They explore:

  • What does the UPC bring to the European patent litigation landscape?
  • Which countries will participate in the UPC, now and in the future?
  • Which patents are covered by the new system (and which are not)?
  • Differences between the new unitary patent and “classic” European patents.
  • The transitional period: opt-out strategies and early opt-out figures.

UPC Basics: Part two

In our second episode of You, me & the UPC, our patent litigation experts, Naomi Hazenberg and Charlie French, provide further insights and early figures for the new UPC system, which opened its doors on 1 June 2023.

They explore:

  • The different courts of the UPC: local and regional divisions, the Central Division and the Court of Appeal.
  • The role of Milan in the re-formed Central Division.
  • UPC judges and language of proceedings.
  • The first cases – where they were filed and what we know so far.

Note: It was announced on 22 July 2023, shortly after this episode was recorded, that AutoStore and Ocado had reached a global settlement of their patent litigation claims. It is therefore expected that the UPC proceedings between Ocado and AutoStore that are referred to in this episode will now be withdrawn.

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