Bulletins

11 January

2022

Bulletins

Plausibility and Post-Published Evidence (G2/21)

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has been challenged with a new referral (G2/21) concerning the admissibility of post-published evidence for the assessment of inventive step. The outcome of this referral could have significant consequences for the assessment of patentability at the European Patent Office, particularly for inventions in the fields... right arrow

7 January

2022

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The UPC – Should I opt out my patent or not?

The new Unified Patent Court (UPC) is expected to open its doors in late 2022 or early 2023. The UPC will be the only court with competence for the new Unitary Patent. However, for European Patents it will, at least initially, be possible to opt out from the jurisdiction of the UPC. Frequently Asked Questions... right arrow

6 December

2021

Bulletins

Austria brings the UPC a step closer

We’ve known for a while that the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was getting closer to becoming a reality after a very bumpy road, but I am excited to see that is now starting to look like it will be with us sooner rather than later! Last week, Austria finalised the parliamentary ratification procedure relating to... right arrow

9 November

2021

Bulletins

In-Person Oral Proceedings are the Gold-Standard

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has been grappling with the question of when videoconference oral proceedings can be used before the Boards of Appeal. New Article 15a of the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal (RPBA) of the EPO, which came in to force earlier this year,... right arrow

8 November

2021

Bulletins

Reheating The UPC

The UPC Preparatory Committee met on 27 October 2021, and it seems that preparations for the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are warming up again. Those with long memories will recall that, for many EU contracting states, the UPC will provide a single court for litigation of European patents, rather than having to rely on separate... right arrow

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