6 Jan
2014

The proposed UPC regime explained

The most far-reaching patent reform in Europe ever – the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the creation of the unitary patent – is a done deal with the relevant EU bodies and is undergoing national ratification. The exact date of entry into force of the new regime is still unknown, although mid-2015 seems realistic. As the launch of the new system approaches, executives and IP attorneys would be well advised to start reconsidering certain strategic perspectives for risk management and patent creation.