The Unified Patent Court: The EU's changing landscape



The formulation of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) has been labelled as the most important change to the European patent system for almost 40 years with the UPC to become the world’s largest patent litigation forum. (2)

Kevin Mooney– Chairman Drafting committee for the Rules of Procedure for the United Patent Court discusses the pharmaceutical sector in relevance to the changing landscape attached to the UPC and how this will influence the industry. Also, refreshed litigation strategies are anaylsed as firms look to avoid pre-emptive strikes from third parties. 

This paper explores: 

-  Unified Patent Court Fact File

 - The Transition: Reasons For Opting In and Reasons for Opting Out, Revised Litigation Approaches

- Where Are We Now & What’s Next?:  What if the UK leaves the EU?

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