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Unitary Patent & UPC

Sources close to the court, as well as one hopeful applicant, told Managing IP that official offers have yet to be sent
John Pegram and Jan Zecher of Fish & Richardson say the question will most likely be litigated after the UPC transitional period
Sources say the new case management system is a triumph, but that it could prove demanding for smaller firms
EU’s SPC waiver takes full effect; Nokia scores second patent win over Oppo; US court confirms $175m TM award; NBC sues over 'Dunder Mifflin' mark
The UPC held a pilot training system for its new IT system in London last Thursday, June 30, and a full programme will follow later this year
The Unified Patent Court has lifted public access blocks on judgments but kept them for pleadings and evidence in the final version of its Rules of Procedure
With the UPC almost here, pharma and biotech counsel are weighing the risks and rewards of the new system
Patent counsel say it will be easier to win preliminary injunctions in Germany after recent CJEU guidance, but expect the system to remain balanced
Counsel met in London to discuss unitary patent filing strategy, opt-out, and getting senior management to pay attention
A proposal to make UPC documents available to the public “upon reasoned request” could stifle participation in the European patent project
With the new court expected to be up and running this year, female practitioners say it can and should do more to set an example on gender equality
The Unified Patent Court takes centre stage in our latest PDF


COVID vaccines top Clarivate’s new brands list; Fed Circuit reverses Coca-Cola’s TTAB win; Skechers sues Brooks; USPTO to retire Public PAIR tool; CCB sees cricket complaint
We have published all the 2022 rankings of the leading firms for patent litigation and protection work
António Campinos will serve another five years as EPO president – perhaps he’ll calm unrest at the office in that time
As Europe’s new unitary patent system edges closer, counsel say it’s vital to specify who has the right to decide on opting in or out
Interviews; Exclusives


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
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