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The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

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With the advent of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) / Unitary Patent regime, the Mishcon Patents team is well placed to manage and guide your patent litigation strategy across Europe.

Our Patent team comprises an experienced, passionate and committed group of lawyers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a track record in acting in many of the major precedent-setting patent actions before both the UK and European Courts over the last 25 years. Made up of both European patent attorneys and patent litigators with a diverse range of technical backgrounds, we run EPO opposition proceedings and UPC actions in parallel to UK actions. We excel in co-ordinating and managing cross-border European litigation, including before the UPC, where consistency, efficiency and strategic oversight is key to success.

 

Guidance

Guide to the Unitary Patent and UPC

In this guide, we provide an overview of the UPC and Unitary Patent regime, together with the key considerations for both patent owners and challengers.

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Interplay between the UPC and the UK Courts

As one of the key European patent litigation jurisdictions, the UK continues to play a significant role in management of patent litigation in Europe, raising a number of interesting strategic questions.

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Guidance on transparency and confidentiality

The Court of Appeal has given guidance on when non-parties may have access to pleadings, both after and during the course of UPC proceedings.

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The Unitary Patent and UPC: key themes from the first year

We review the key decisions and updates over the last 12 months and also look ahead to future developments, including some potential areas of contention.

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