Tech Transfer eNews Blog

The EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: What Universities Need to Know


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: January 18th, 2023

After many stops, starts and delays, the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are scheduled to take effect in June 2023, ushering in enforcement across the EU in a single action. This can greatly reduce your international patent costs and time spent on managing the application process, but the savings come with risks – including the potential for a single revocation action effective across the EU.

The new regime includes an opt-out option to remove a patent or application from the UPC and return it back to the jurisdiction of individual countries, and it’s critical that you understand the benefits and drawbacks of opting out before making this permanent decision. And then there are the new procedures to prepare for, as well as the potential impact on licensing terms.

There’s a lot to unpack, and universities must prepare and ensure a solid understanding of the benefits and risks of the Unitary Patent and the UPC. That’s why we’ve partnered with UK and European patent attorneys Matthew Howell and Isobel Finnie, both partners with HLK-IP, for this important and practical session: The EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: What Universities Need to Know, scheduled for January 24th.

For compete details or to register, click here.

Also coming soon:

Posted under: Distance Learning, Tech Transfer e-News