The 21st UPC Preparatory Committee was held in Luxembourg on 27 October 2021 in a hybrid format, with a solid onsite and remote participation. The choice of format provided delegations with the needed flexibility in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last Friday, on 15 October 2021, the Slovenian government deposited its instrument of ratification for the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement (PAP-Protocol) and the UPC Agreement itself, bringing the Unified Patent Court one step closer to its launch.
Germany ratifies the Protocol on the Provisional Application of UPC Agreement (PAP-Protocol) and paves the way for the Unified Patent Court.
What the decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court means for the Unified Patent Court’s timeplan
After the Order dated 23 June 2021 of the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC), the way is cleared for Germany to participate in the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) and the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the UPCA (the PAP-Protocol).
German Federal Constitutional Court declares complaints against UPCA’s ratification Bill inadmissible
Yet another step has been made towards the entry into operation of the Unified Patent Court, with today’s rejection by the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) of the two applications for preliminary injunction against the ratification Bill of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court.
The head of the Secretariat of the Preparatory Committee, Mrs Eileen Tottle, has moved on to other projects as from the 1st of July 2021. The Preparatory Committee thanks Eileen for her excellent services and wishes her all the best for the future!
The goal of bringing the Unified Patent Court into operation moves an important step closer this evening with the news from Germany that the Bundestag has voted on and approved the legislation for the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court and its Protocol on the provisional application.
Yesterday, 10 September 2020, the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court conducted its first meeting since March 2017.
Today the UK made its final preparation to withdraw from the Unified Patent Court project. A deposit of the withdrawal notification of ratification has been deposited with the Council Secretariat. In addition, there has been a parliamentary written statement in the House of Commons by Amanda S
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