UPC News

UPC legislation clears Parliament

Following its  consideration by the Grand Committee of the House of Lords last week,  the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017 was formally approved by the House this afternoon. All that now remains before the UK is...

UPC Order progresses through the Lords

The Grand Committee of the House of Lords this afternoon considered the Order on Privileges and Immunities, following the Commons' approval of the same Order. The discussion was brief and sidestepped the issues of Brexit and the pending German...

House of Commons formally approves UPC legislation

As reported  here,  the House of Commons' Delegated Legislation Committee considered the UPC Privileges and Immunities Order last week. The legislation was formally approved by MPs yesterday, as  reported in Hansard . The legislation...

UK ratification of the UPC Agreement gets closer

On Wednesday afternoon, the House of Commons' Delegated Legislation Committee approved the final piece of legislation which needs to be enacted before the UK can ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. Approval by the full House of Commons is now a...

Details emerge on the German UPC Challenge

As reported  here,  Germany's ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement was unexpectedly put on hold earlier this year when a challenge against ratification was lodged at the German Federal Constitutional Court. Some details have now...

Estonia makes it 13 for the UPC

Estonia makes it 13 for the UPC On 1 August 2017, Estonia became the 13 th  country to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) when it deposited its instrument of ratification with the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU. All the...

UK moves closer to ratifying UPC Agreement

Despite the political chaos which has ensued following the inconclusive UK election result earlier this month, progress towards UK ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) seems to be back on track. The UK is one of three countries (along...

UPC on ice - and it's not because of Brexit...

Breaking news: the German Federal Constitutional Court ( Bundesverfassungsgericht ) has, according to this report , ordered the Federal President not to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. According to the report, this is due to a...

UPC Update - Germany

Although the surprise announcement that there will be an early General Election in the UK means that the final stages of the UK's procedure for ratifying the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) have temporarily been put on hold, Germany has...

UK Election called: UPC timetable likely to slip

In a surprise announcement this morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May declared that she will seek Parliament's approval for a general election on 8 June.   As many readers will know, the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court cannot...
  • Page 1 of 3