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The long-awaited unitary patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) system represent the most significant change to the European patent system in decades. The new system is expected to come into effect in the first half of 2023, which means now is the time for patent licensors, licensees, and co-owners to review whether their agreements are UPC-ready.
Claire Smith and Daniel Owen share their expertise with The Licensing Journal, sharing an article that focuses on whether current, and future, license agreements are ready for the UPC, both in relation to current European patents and the strategy for filing patents in the future. Topics discussed include opting out European patents, filing new patents in Europe, and UPC-aware commercial teams.
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The UPC: Are your agreements ready for the UPC?
How do you make your licences and patent strategy UPC-ready? Watch the recording from our webinar where experts Claire Smith and Ellen Lambrix focus on the commercialisation and exploitation of intellectual property, answering the most important questions and explaining what your business should do to be fully prepared for the new system.