He left the UPC somewhat unexpectedly late 2022, and now he’s back already: Alexander Ramsay,  long-time chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court, has been appointed as Registrar of the new court. This has been announced on the UPC’s website. Axel Jacobi from Germany will be Deputy-Registrar. Both new officials of the…

A preparatory training for UPC appointed judges was launched yesterday in Budapest. According to an announcement on the UPC’s website, the legally and technically qualified judges of the Court are participating in the training, which aims at facilitating an in-depth understanding of the Rules of Procedure of the UPC. ‘It is organised as a partnership…

Templates and guidances that judges may use must help develop a harmonized format for decisions and orders at the upcoming Unified Patent Court. Klaus Grabinski, President of the Court of Appeal of the UPC, has said this in an interview with Kluwer IP Law. Grabinski thinks the court will bring patent litigation in Europe closer…

An outburst of anger of a president and his re-election, social tensions, industrial actions: for anyone familiar with the world of patents it will be clear that all this refers to the European Patent Office, which drew a lot of attention on the Kluwer Patent Blog last year, even more than the biggest change in…

If everything goes according to the most recent plan, the Unified Patent Court will finally open its doors on 1 June 2023, with the sunrise period starting the first of March. The UK, initially one of the driving forces behind the Unitary Patent system, will not join the opening party, as it withdrew its membership…

Opt out your existing patents from the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court. That is the advice European patent attorney Martin Luten repeatedly gave to the audience of a webinar last month of his firm Arnold & Siedsma. In the webinar, Luten discussed the basics of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court…

Starting tomorrow morning, external users can test the sunrise functionalities of the Unified Patent Court’s case management system for a three week period, until 16 December 2022. According to an announcement on the UPC’s website, ‘all tests will be carried out in the CMS test environment. This environment is a copy of the CMS production…