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The final rules for the European Patent Litigation Certificate are being adopted on 15th June 2022

Article 48 of the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPCA) defines the obligation for parties to be represented before the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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Which Nationality for a patent with unitary effect?

The patents’ nationality in case of joint ownership is determined by Article 7 of Regulation 1257/2012 which states:

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UPC and opt-out : definition, advantages and drawbacks

The present system of European (EP) patents granted by the European Patent Office, has the drawback that the same patent, validated in several states, may lead to several parallel disputes in these jurisdictions.

The Unified Patent package creates a unitary effect for European patents encompassing the states that have ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA – to be found here). That is to say, an EP patent with unitary effect will have the same effects in all the states that ratified the UPCA and where said patent has been validated.

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Entry into force of the Protocol on provisional application of the UPC agreement (PAP)

The European Council has just indicated on its website (https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/documents-publications/treaties-agreements/agreement/?id=2015056) that the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (also called PAP) has entered into force yesterday, January 19, 2022.

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Austrian parliament choses to ratify the pap-protocol

Yesterday, December 2nd, 2021, the Austrian Bundesrat (second chamber of the Austrian Parliament) approved unanimously the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court on provisional application (the PAP-Protocol) of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA).

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