UPC News

UK Ratifies UPC Agreement

In a speech to mark World IP Day, the British Government's IP Minister, Sam Gyimah, announced that the UK has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. The question of whether the UK will seek to remain a member of the UPC after Brexit is still...

German UPC Complaint "to be decided in 2018"?

This morning the German Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) published its  "preview for the year",  listing the cases which it intends to decide during 2018. The pending "Constitutional Complaint" against German ratification...

German UPC Complaint: Further organisations weigh in

According to  Mathieu Klos  of  respected German legal website  JUVE,  a total of seven organisations* have submitted opinions in relation to the ongoing "Constitutional Complaint" against German ratification of the UPC...

Is the complaint against the UPC admissible? German Bar Association says "no"

Following the surprise submission last year of a  "constitutional complaint"  against German participation in the Unified Patent Court system, ratification of the UPC Agreement was put on hold. The Federal Constitutional Court invited...

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...
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