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UPC case to progress up BVerfG’s 2019 case list – an update

25 June 2019

Alan Johnson

As reported last week (UPC case to progress up BVerfG’s 2019 case list), the Second Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) will hand down its decision in...

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UPC case to progress up BVerfG’s 2019 case list

19 June 2019

Alan Johnson

The German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) has announced here that its Second Senate will hand down its decision in the “Banking Union” case on 30 July 2019.  This announcement...

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UPC Preparatory Committee re-opens judicial recruitment process

05 June 2019

Alan Johnson

The Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) announced on 3 June 2019, that it would re-open the recruitment process for judges. This new round complements the initial round of...

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Location of UPC’s central division seat in Paris revealed

23 May 2019

Vanessa Rieu

As the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) provides, the Court’s central division will have its seat in Paris and sections in London and Munich.   Although the locations of...

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Austria’s change to patent attorney training will enable representation in UPC

14 May 2019

Edward Nodder

The Austrian parliament has reported here that it adopted amendments to the Patent Attorney Act on 9 May 2019. One change is to the training required to qualify as a...

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Italy’s legislation for unitary patent and UPC system now complete

19 March 2019

Gregory Bacon

Following approval by the Italian government’s Council of Ministers last November, the Legislative Decree to adapt national legislation to the provisions of the Unitary Patent Regulation (EU 1257/2012) and the...

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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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