The ‘unitary patent package’ comprising the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is expected to become a reality by early 2023. The implementation of this package will offer users a cost-effective option for broader patent protection and a more efficient dispute settlement mechanism across the participating EU countries. The system is meant to eliminate the complex and costly national validation procedures and legal uncertainties that plague the European patent litigation arena. Background On January 18, 2022, Austria deposited its instrument of ratification of the Protocol on Provisional Application of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, becoming the thirteenth EU member state to do so and therefore triggering the Protocol’s entry into force. Read more
Monday, September 19 2022 \ Published by Petosevic.