Unified Patent Court

9 May 2024   A significant uptake in unitary patents show court is here “in a big way” | Speakers shed light on the UPC's approach to preliminary injunctions and evidence gathering at LSPN Spring in Boston.

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Europe
Signs show that an uptick of life sciences cases at the Unified Patent Court is likely, but does the court have capacity? Anna Leathley, Richard Newell & Sarah Mitchell of Carpmaels & Ransford explore.
Unified Patent Court
Well-resourced NPEs looking to play the injunction card are eyeing up the court—companies with European operations should prepare, say Tom Oliver and Jessica Rosethorn of Powell Gilbert.
Europe
Is the court’s public access rule unfit for purpose? Lawyers at Mathys & Squire are arguing for pleadings and evidence to be automatically made available on request, finds Muireann Bolger.
Big Pharma
Despite a rocky start, with case-management issues and plenty of scepticism from stakeholders, there is much to applaud in the UPC’s first four months, write Sebastian Moore and John Lao of Herbert Smith Freehills.
Big Pharma
Are we now seeing the power posed by the court as a litigation forum, asks Antje Brambrink of Finnegan.
Big Pharma
Revocation and infringement actions involving a cholesterol treatment, prosthetic valves, and methods for analyte detection are among the first to land at the court within its first month, explain Joanne Welch and Darren Smyth of EIP.
Biotechnology
SPCs and trade secrets are just two issues set to be discussed at C5’s 11th Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation, on February 26 and 27 in Amsterdam. LSIPR reports.
Big Pharma
From the Unified Patent Court to life sciences industrial strategy, there are many issues for Sean Dennehey to contend with as deputy CEO of the UK Intellectual Property Office. He talks to LSIPR about how he managed.
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31 August 2023   Edwards Lifesciences files application for provisional measures at UPC | Hearing details adds to existing listed by the court for 10x Genomics versus NanoString.
22 August 2023   UPC announces public hearings at Munich court | Proceedings relate to the dispute over patents covering the in-situ detection of analytes.
27 June 2023   UPC Administrative Committee 'voted unanimously' to approve Milan says Italian politician | Court will hear patent cases related to “pharmaceutical, phytosanitary, agri-food and fashion” | Chemistry and metallurgy moving to Munich, excluding SEPs.
1 June 2023   A project decades in the making, the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent promise to change the European IP landscape, writes Marisa Woutersen.
30 May 2023   Court outlines submission method in the event of CMS failure | Hard-copy format requirements include USB stick and delivery to Luxembourg | Guidelines have “made people nervous” say lawyers | Full details on how to submit.
10 January 2023   German IP specialist gears up for UPC with experienced partner | Patent litigator previously led practice at IP boutique Meissner Bolte.
15 November 2022   Firms aim to form a UPC litigation alliance | New court has significant implications for life sciences | UPC faces calls for delay over concerns regarding its case management system.
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