The survey comprises six short questions and
takes about three minutes to complete.
All answers will be treated as anonymous, but you can enter
your name to have a chance to win an iPad mini 3.
It is the second survey on the Unitary Patent and UPC that
we have run. We plan to carry out a third before the end of the
year, to track how concerns and views are changing.
first UPC survey earlier this year showed broad support for
the new system, with the majority of respondents saying they
are likely to use it for at least some patents, and 46% saying
it will be good for innovation in Europe.
But is also found that more information about the new system
was needed, particularly on costs.
The new survey picks up on that, including two questions on
Unitary Patent renewal fees and UPC court fees. There is also a
new question asking about specific concerns to do with the
We also include some of the questions in the first survey,
to see how about attitudes to the new system have changed over
the past few months as more information has become
Later this month we will also be conducting in-depth
telephone interviews with in-house counsel about the Unitary
Patent and UPC. If you would be prepared to take part in an
interview, please tick the box in the online survey or
email me directly.
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