13 FAQs About The EU Unified Patent Court Proposal
June 28, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT
Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT) -- After 40 years of debate, the European Union has approved a package of proposals that will create a unified patent court (UPC) system for most of the EU, along with “European Patents with unitary effect." Although implementation of this package is not expected until early 2015, there is little doubt that it will proceed.
The most significant change is the creation of a single patent court system for all participating EU states. Although there are transitional “opt-out” provisions for traditional European patents, eventually the UPC will...