Unified Patents and the Unified Patent Court (UPC): Big Changes in European Patent Protection and Enforcement

by VolpeAndKoenig February 21, 2013 IP & Technology

In December 2012, the European Parliament and Member States reached a long-awaited agreement approving a unitary European patent.  The European Parliament approved two European Union (EU) regulations, one creating a European patent with unitary effect (or “unitary patent”) and the other creating a multinational Unified Patent Court (UPC).  Before it can become effective, at least […]

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