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Unitary Patent and UPC: a progress report (February 2016)

Kingsley Egbuonu, London


Preparatory Committee reaches agreement on costs in the UPC; Germany proposes double patenting in its UPC bill; the Netherlands preparing for ratification; latest on UK ratification; Mediation rules of PMAC published and official confirmation of UPC locations

No fee to opt-out The Preparatory Committee has decided that European patent owners will not pay a fee to opt-out (or withdraw an opt-out) of their patents from the jurisdiction of the UPC. This decision comes after a public consultation last...


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