Will 2021 be the year the UPC finally opens?

The finishing line is once again in sight but can it be reached this time?


Since the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) was signed by 25 EU member states in early 2013, there have been many twists and turns.

Partner Richard Pinckney explores the effect of non-participation by the UK, challenges to the German legislation and the potential for the UPC to open in 2021.

To read the full published version in the January issue, visit IP Magazine website. For more information on the UPC, please visit our dedicated UPC site.

Richard Pinckney


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