29 November 2011

How Exactly Works the Future Europen Patent System with the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court? (UPDATE)

While stakeholders frequently discuss the political and financial issues in connection with the Unitary Patent and the related Unified Patent Court, the procedural and patent law related features of the new framework are not so often exhibited.

In a recent article titled "The Essential Features of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court – An Itemized Overview" we provide on our corporate ksnh::law blog a clear survey on what will become reality soon, covering the following aspects:

I. The historic developement of the discussion
  • The Community Patent
  • The European Patent Convention
  • The London Agreement
  • The Unitary Patent
II. Unitary Patent Protection
  • Legal Framework
  • Request for Unitary Effect
  • Legal Effect of Unitary Patent
  • Object of Property
  • Annuities
  • Substantive Rights
  • Transitional Rules
III.   TRANSLATION ARRANGEMENT
  • Translations upon Grant
  • Translations upon Infringement/Invalidity Actions
  • Transitional Rules
IV.  UNIFIED PATENT COURT
  • General Framework
  • Structure of the Court of First Instance
  • Competences of The Court
  • Stucture of the Divisions of Court of First Instance
  • Structure of the Court of Appeal
  • Language of the Proceedings
  • Miscellaneous
V.  PROS AND CONS


UPDATE (04.12.2011): The German version of this overview can be found on ksnh::jur

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