Nearly half a century ago, in 1973, the European Patent Convention was signed, leading to the establishment of the European Patent Office (EPO) and a centralized procedure for the filing and examination of patent applications in Europe. Now another far-reaching reform is imminent that has long been strived for and will fundamentally change patent litigation in Europe.
On these pages, we would like to give you an overview of the two main components of this new system: The European patent with unitary effect ("unitary patent", UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC), together with some practical advice for applicants and patent proprietors.
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Seminar September 12, 2023 Hilton Hotel, Munich
Kraus & Weisert is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its second international seminar on “International patent law: Recent trends in Artificial Intelligence – China, Japan, the US and Europe" at the Hilton Hotel in Munich on September 12, 2023.
Kraus & Weisert filed the first opt-out request in history
On March 1, 2023 the sunrise period for opting out EP patents and applications from the UPC’s jurisdiction started. Kraus & Weisert is pleased to announce that it filed the first three opt-out requests in the history of the UPC.