Brexit: Impact on patents
by Markus Gampp

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, we consider the potential implications for European Patent Law and Patent Litigation.
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Is the UPC Brexit-proof?    Is the UPC Brexit-proof?
by Paul Reeskamp

A comment on the consequences of "Brexit" for the future of the UPC and the legal options in going forward.
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Forum shopping and the UPC    Forum shopping and the UPC - The new dimension to litigating in Europe
by Claire Bennett

This article explores some of the strategic opportunities created for litigation, both within the UPC system itself and between the UPC and national court systems.
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Will trolls make their way
 

Will Trolls Make Their Way Across the Pond?
by Markus Gampp

Europe's new Unified Patent Court could mean problems - as in the US - with system abuse. Claudia Wilson Frost and Markus Gampp examine the reasons for the 'success' of troll litigation in the US and evaluate whether the UPC system includes sufficient safeguards to prevent history repeating itself in Europe. Read more

     
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UPC: Let’s talk about money!
by Markus Gampp

Markus Gampp explores the consequences of the UPC's adjusted fees proposals, including the 'True Top 4' proposal for renewal fees adopted in June 2015 and the proposal for the UPC court fees, opt-out fees and other financial aspects of the future European patent litigation system. Read more

     
How to get UPC ready
  How to get UPC ready

by Markus Gampp

The upcoming introduction of the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court in Europe presents patentees with new opportunities and challenges – and with a need for preparation in advance of the new system’s start. Markus Gampp discusses some areas of particular importance. 
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  Unified Patent Court bifurcations - Rules that reflect different traditions

by Adam Cooke

Some businesses and practitioners outside Germany have expressed concerns about the possibility of bifurcation of infringement and validity in patent litigation before the proposed Unified Patent Court. Adam Cooke considers how bifurcation may work in practice in the UPC. Read more