According to a recent survey of the US organization Unified Patents (published on the website of the online portal arstechnica, please click here), the number of lawsuits in the US has again rised. In the first half of 2015, 68 percent of all patent lawsuits were filed by patent trolls. In the high-tech sector, even about 90 percent of all patent […]
Tag: Unified Patent Court
According to latest rumors, the new patenting system in Europe (introduction of the Unitary Patent based on EU Regulations No. 1257/2012 (UPR) and No. 1260/2012 (UPTR) will start in 2017.
One key aspect for the success of the new system relates to the patenting costs compared to the current European patenting system. Until today, the amount of the renewal fees for the Unitary Patent has not been announced. The industry is very critical on high fees, as it does not want to subsidize countries with small markets where patent protection is not attractive. Moreover, Spain and Italy will not be part of the new UP and additional patent protection will be necessary in these countries.
As a new significant development in the new court system to be established, the jurisdiction of the Unified Patent Court shall extend even to non EU countries. This is due to several amendments to the “long arm jurisdiction provision” which was introduced by the Brussels I Regulation and extended by EU Regulation No. 1215/2012. These […]
- Posted by Markus Gampp
- On 30 April 2015
- Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Unified Patent Court, Unitary Patent
In order to prepare for the upcoming Unified Patent Court, this list provides a quick look at the Top 10 Things you need to know. Markus GamppMarkus Gampp is an experienced patent litigator who advises and represents clients from various industries in complex patent infringement proceedings and other IP-related litigation. http://www.dlapiper.com/people/g/gampp-markus