The Unified Patent Court: A Squire Patton Boggs IP-practice Focus 

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Patent protection in Europe is regulated by a complex system. In addition to the “classic” national patents, there is a transition to a new unitary patent system that has been in planning for almost a decade and is expected to finally come into force in spring 2022. It will consist of the European Unitary Patent and an E (UPC). The unitary patent grants EU-wide protection through a single registration and enables EU-wide dispositions. There are many options to consider during the transition period, such as: B. the possibility to deactivate the system. The procedure under the UPC Agreement opens up new possibilities, for example in terms of jurisdiction, language and costs. Our dedicated UPC team will be happy to advise you in this area. Our team consists of litigation attorneys with extensive experience in patent litigation, both on-site and in cross-border situations. They assessed the current opportunities for customers during the transition period and assessed the options for future patent filings and infringement proceedings. The UPC team has already summarized our most frequently asked questions on these topics, including strategies for disabling the system and the basics of the UPC process. Our UPC team is ready!