On 2 June 2023, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) received its first patent challenge of its existence. Here is a quick recap about the UPC, and a bit of info on these proceedings!
What is the UPC?
The UPC is a new patents court which came into force on 1 June 2023, made up of judges who are nationals of EU Member states that are participating in the UPC. It will comprise of a Court of First Instance with divisions around Europe, and a Court of Appeal in Luxembourg. It has jurisdiction in respect of European patents, European patent applications, European patents with unitary effect, and Supplementary protection certificates for products protected by a European patent or a Unified patent. Read more