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Bundestag committees vote against AfD’s motion to repeal UPC legislation

13 March 2019

Richard Pinckney

Four committees of the Bundestag (German parliament) have recently considered the motion calling for the repeal of two acts enabling Germany to participate in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and...

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UK IPO publishes patent case data required for the UPC

05 March 2019

Alan Johnson

The UK IPO published yesterday (here) information on the number of IP cases commenced in the High Court in 2015 and 2016.  The report’s analysis of the patent cases (here)...

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German constitutional complaint against UPC legislation on Court’s 2019 case list

21 February 2019

Alan Johnson

The German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) yesterday published here a list of cases which it intends to decide in 2019. The complaint against the legislation enabling Germany to ratify the Agreement...

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Austria signs UPC Agreement’s Provisional Application Protocol

06 February 2019

Edward Nodder

The Council of the EU has recorded here that Austria signed the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement’s Protocol on Provisional Application (PPA) on 29 January 2019. The PPA allows various provisions...

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EPLIT consults on dress code for UPC representatives

15 January 2019

Robert Burrows

The patent attorney organisation, EPLIT (European Patent Litigators Association), has posted here a short survey asking members whether representatives before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) should wear uniform robes (and...

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