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Unitary Patent & UPC

We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Managing IP was the first to report major stories that matter, from the race for EUIPO executive director to a UPC case backed by a litigation funder
In the first of a new monthly podcast, the Managing IP editorial team unpacks the race for the top job at the EUIPO, the key UPC trends to watch, and the biggest stories in Asian IP
A judicial code of conduct is welcome, lawyers say, but some feel the role of part-time judges on the bench is a problem of principle
After the Ministry of Justice deposited its ratification today, February 17, the UPC can open on June 1
Users will be given two weeks in February in which to stress-test the problematic CMS
Sam Granata led a panel discussion on the new Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre, which will open alongside the UPC in June
The delay will give users more time to find strong authentication providers, the court said on December 5
The three-month sunrise period before the court opens cannot begin until Germany deposits its instrument of ratification
Daniel Chew speaks to Managing IP about his plans for the coming year and how UK attorneys can seize the day at the UPC
Klaus Grabinski addressed the controversy over part-time UPC judges in an exclusive interview with Managing IP
The EPO and European Commission co-hosted an event to celebrate the unitary patent in Brussels today


Moritz Meckel and Nikita Alymov at Finnegan unpick the German Federal Constitutional Court’s decision to dismiss challenges to the EPO’s Boards of Appeal
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Firms are forming alliances to make sure they have the numbers and technical expertise required to deal with tight UPC deadlines
The funder says the case is ready to be filed in a German division the moment the Unified Patent Court goes live on June 1
Interviews; Exclusives

Interviews; Exclusives

In his first interview in the role, Klaus Grabinski outlines how the UPC will deal with outstanding issues such as potential conflicts and problems with the CMS
Hubertus Schacht of the Munich Regional Court shares his thoughts on German SEP trends and their influence on the UPC
Phyllis Turner-Brim talks about her career, the need for balance in intellectual property policy and her passion for diversity and inclusion
Derek Gilliland, who became a magistrate judge at the Western District of Texas this month, delves into his work, thoughts on Alan Albright and ambitions
Kirupa Pushparaj talks about his move to a fintech start-up focused on young-person financial independence, career progression and start-up IP needs
Sources from the High Tech Inventors Alliance, the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee and NPE Dominion Harbor weigh in on the rise of the Western District of Texas
Heath Hoglund, chief patent counsel at Dolby in San Francisco, sits down with Managing IP to talk about licensing, FRAND and more
David Simon, senior vice president of IP at Salesforce, shares his views on Section 101, Fintiv, the DMCA, and more
The intellectual property CEO of one of the world's largest telecoms companies talks about licensing, harvesting collaboration and global outreach
In Managing IP’s first corner office podcast, Bryan Zielinski talks about his company’s IP challenges and opportunities, AI, and more
The Federal Circuit’s latest decision that Teva induced infringement has stakeholders worried that US skinny label law has been thrown out the window
In this Managing IP masterclass, IP directors from Thyssenkrupp and AB InBev discuss the challenges of managing a post-pandemic in-house team
We have published all the 2022 rankings of the leading firms for patent litigation and protection work
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