Date: 5 June 2017
Expectations are high that the European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will get off the ground very soon.
The new court will have jurisdiction over unitary patents (and "traditional" patents granted under the EPC that are not opted-out) for actions in relation to patent infringement and licences of right, but compulsory licences are supposed to be left to national courts.
Read full article here (as published by the European Intellectual Property Review, Volume 39, Issue 7 2017).
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Please read an update here on the European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: UK Ratifies the UPC Agreement