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INTA 2015 Annual Meeting
INTA 2015 Annual Meeting - 02.05.15

Nick Manley, Rigel Moss McGrath and Julian Potter are part of the WP Thompson team at the 2015 ...

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees (UPDATE)
Unitary Patent Renewal Fees (UPDATE) - 10.04.15

A comparison of costs for patent coverage obtained in Europe via different routes in light of t...

Clarity of claims amended during EPO opposition proceedings.
Clarity of claims amended during EPO opposition proceedings. - 07.04.15

The Enlarged Board of Appeal has recently offered clarification in its decision G 3/14 to the q...

Patentability of plants and plant material at the EPO
Patentability of plants and plant material at the EPO - 07.04.15

The Enlarged Board of Appeal has recently issued joined Decisions G2/12 and G2/13 clarifying as...

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Value for Money or Overpriced Luxury?
Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Value for Money or Overpriced Luxury? - 20.03.15

A comparison of costs for patent coverage obtained in Europe via different routes in light of t...

Combination SPCs and the “core inventive advance” test
Combination SPCs and the “core inventive advance” test - 18.03.15

On 12 March 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Boehringer Ingelh...

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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

With political agreement on the EU unitary patent and unified patent court having been reached WP Thompson have formed a “unitary patent task force” to consider in detail the implications of the new regime for our clients and provide assistance in devising suitable strategies to make the most of it. We will be issuing a series of notes on particular aspects of the new regime, how it may affect clients and what steps may be taken to minimise any adverse consequences and maximise opportunities of the new regime. If you have any questions concerning the EU unitary patent and unified patent court please contact unitarypatent@wpt.co.uk.