Earlier this year, we provided an overview of the Unitary Patent (UP) and how it will affect patent owners and practitioners. Now, with the announcement that the Unified Patent Court (UPC) sunrise period is adjusted to begin March 1, 2023, IP professionals are likely wondering what they can do to prepare. To help you get ready, we created a simple checklist of five steps you can take to prepare.
Before the Unitary Patent goes live:
The UPC announced a three-month sunrise period will precede the launch of the UP and UPC. The sunrise period for the Unitary Patent is expected to begin on March 1, 2023 and end on May 31, 2023. The approaching sunrise period introduces new questions and concerns for patent professionals as they weigh their options to file applications to opt out or request a delay in grant publication for their European patents (EP).
During this three-month period, you should: Read more