Posts Tagged: unitary patent


EPO ready for the first Unitary Patent as soon as the ratification requirements are met

One of the great aspects of the Unitary Patent is that it follows the normal EPO procedure up to grant. And indeed, the search and the examination …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 0

Germany Suspends Requirement of Presidential Signature for Formal Ratification of UPC Agreement

Effective June 11, 2017, the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to suspend the Presidential signature required for formal ratification of the UPC …
By Matthias Weiden
6 months ago 0

The To DO List for the Unitary Patent Package

The sunrise period for opting out traditional European patents is planned to start on 1 September 2017. Since such opt-outs will now be done electronically through the UPC case …
By Wouter Pors
9 months ago 1

Brexit Implications: A decision that will have significant effect on the IP and IT markets

This decision will continue to have a significant effect on the IP/IT market which has been governed by so many EU Regulations and Directives in the …
By Sally Shorthose
1 year ago 0

Brexit and IP Rights: No significant changes in the short term

As is being widely reported in the general press, the UK has voted to exit the European Union. There are many questions about what this decision means …
By Edmund J. Walsh
1 year ago 0

Brexit: Will it stop the European Unitary Patent before it starts?

As the UK indeed voted for Brexit, the Unitary Patent system will now have to be re-negotiated altogether. The Unitary Patent Regulation states that the Unitary Patent …

Brexit: Will it stop the European Unitary Patent before it started?

On 23 June 2016, the British citizens will hold their referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union. Should they vote for the UK to leave the …

Mildly bullish on patent market heading into 2016

Ashley Keller: ''I am mildly bullish, because we’re coming from such a low point that it is likely to improve from here. We just talked about …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 13

Italy Brings the European Unitary Patent A Step Closer to Reality, But 3 Hurdles Remain

In October, Italy, one of the last holdouts to the European Unitary Patent, joined the party, leaving Spain and Croatia as the only members of the 28-member …
By Michael V. Sneddon
2 years ago 1

Europe sees value in a strong patent system, patent owners ability to enforce patent rights

It is quite surprising to see that with all of the work being done to strengthen the patent systems across Europe with the creation of the Unified …
By Phil Hartstein
2 years ago 0

Common currency creates challenges for the unitary patent

With the Euro once again in crisis people look back on the decision to go with the common currency and many people here believe that that was …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Europe Achieves Historic Agreement on Unitary Patent

The European patent with unitary effect (unitary patent) in the 25 participating states is based on two regulations, one creating the instrument, and one on the applicable language …