Innovator companies in the life sciences field need to protect their technology, which often involves development projects for new medicaments.
On June 23, 2016, the British people decided to leave the European Union. This historic decision not only puts the fate of the Unitary Patent System at stake, but also raises questions with respect to the validity of existing...
Bulgaria last week became the tenth signatory state to pave the way for the Unified Patent Court to begin its work and hence for the Unitary Patent to take effect in Europe.
In the tense relationship between European patents on the one hand and national German patents on the other, the German patent has so far been the underdog.
In the latest draft by the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court for the court fees, the fee so far contemplated for the opt-out has been dropped, and the same applies to the opt-in fee which had likewise been...
Introduction of the new rules
Amendments enter into force on March 23, 2016