Today, 29 June 2016, a protocol on privileges and immunities to the UPC Agreement has been signed by representatives of member states in the margins of COREPER I meeting in Brussels.
The UPC are pleased to collaborate with the Union pour la Juridiction unifiée du brevet (which includes the following: AACEIPI – AAPI – ACPI – AFEP – AFPPI – AIPPI – APEB – ASPI – CGPME – CNCPI – ICC France – INPI – LES France – MEDEF – Ordre des Avocats Paris) for a mock trial on the UPC opt-out
There are a number of updated Q&A’s on the fee section page. These can be found here.
The Committee continues on the path of organising meetings at or in the vicinity of the future seats/divisions of the UPC.
EPLAW, EPLIT and epi has taken on the task to help the Preparatory Committee develop a draft Code of Conduct for representatives who appear before the Court, as referred to in the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court.
The Unified Patent Court, a new supranational court specialised in patent litigation, based on the Unified Patent Court Agreement signed by 25 Member States of the European Union will have a wide and exclusive competence in respect of infringement and validity of European patents and European pat
The Committee met in Luxembourg on 14 April 2016, it was a great opportunity for committee members to be able to view the UPC Court of Appeal building at Nouvel Hémicycle, 1, rue du Fort Thüngen.
At its last meeting the Preparatory Committee agreed the Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs for the UPC.
The Preparatory Committee also agreed the Guidelines for the determination of Court fees and the ceiling of recoverable costs of the successful party, and these can be found here.
February 24-25 the Preparatory Committee returned to its place of birth – the French Permanent Representation in Brussels – where the inaugural meeting of the Committee was held almost three years ago. The agenda was full and covered several decision points.