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European Patent Convention

Klaus Grabinski addressed the controversy over part-time UPC judges in an exclusive interview with Managing IP
European practitioners say “nightmare” access issues must be fixed before the UPC sunrise period kicks in next year
Sources say Italy’s local division judges have heard hundreds of patent disputes between them and have gained from staying put in domestic courts
Counsel in the tech, life sciences and chemistry sectors say they would like more assurance over litigation funding and how it works – many still see it as too much of a gamble
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