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Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent

On the 1st of June 2023, the European patent landscape has undergone a substantial change with the launch of the Unified Patent Court (‘UPC’) and the Unitary Patent. The UPC is an international court intended to provide a centralised means of resolving disputes over the infringement and validity of Unitary Patents, European patents, European patent applications and related supplementary protection certificates (‘SPCs’). It is established under an international treaty: the UPC Agreement. The Unitary Patent is a new legal title established by EU law. It will provide uniform protection across the participating Member States which have ratified the UPC Agreement.

Acting before the UPC will often require legal and technical expertise from different jurisdictions. Our large, expert team and our strong ties with top-tier litigators in other UPC countries mean we can represent you and assist you in preparing litigation before the UPC.