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.
There are a number of UPC divisions which have now confirmed their locations. These are:
The latest interview by the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee on developments on the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent.
The Committee held its thirteenth meeting at the Italian permanent representation of the European Union, December 7-8. The meeting started with the election of a new Chair and Vice Chair.
At its last meeting the UPC Preparatory Committee adopted the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court, subject to some further adaptations once the Committee has decided on the court fees. This is a major milestone in the progress of the Committee's work.
The permanent representation of Sweden hosted the 12th preparatory committee.
Today, October 1st 2015, a protocol to the UPC Agreement has been signed by representatives of member states in the margins on the Competitiveness Council meeting. This protocol will allow some parts of the UPC Agreement to be applied early.
Draft proposal for rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other appropriate qualifications
At its meeting on 3 September 2015 the Preparatory Committee agreed the draft proposal for the Rules on the European Patent Litigation Certificate and other appropriate qualifications.
At the meeting, which was held at the Netherlands permanent representation to the EU, the Committee agreed the Rules for the European Patent Litigation Certificate. The Rules will be published shortly on this website.
The 10th meeting of the Preparatory Committee was held at the Hungarian Permanent Representation to the European Union at the 10th of July.