European Unitary Patent

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The European Patent with unitary effect, or Unitary Patent (UP), is a single right that covers the participating Member States of the European Union. The new Unified Patent Court (UPC) will handle the enforcement of a Unitary Patent throughout the participating Member States. Overall, the decision on whether to opt-in or opt-out of the UP will depend on several business and commercial factors.

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Join us and our team of experts as they cover a few important topics around the UPC in this interactive webinar session. The webinar will include a 20-minute Q&A session offering you an opportunity to ask our experts any question you may have.

Date: 20 October 2022
Time: 09:00 to 10:00 CET

Keynote speaker
Thomas Kitzhofer (Germany)

Keynote speaker
Phillipe Verriest (France) 

Keynote speaker
Elliott Davies
(United Kingdom)

Keynote speaker
Weili Ma 
(The Netherlands)

Keynote speaker
Masaoki Ishiguro

(The Netherlands)

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Established in 2010, AIPEX is a successful pan-European intellectual property firm, with 500 IP professionals harnessing over 10,000 years of combined IP industry experts from our pan-European IP law partners. By working together as a team of professionals, we combine national and local knowledge, as well as professional capacity and experience in all the necessary technical and legal specialties. Working with AIPEX connects you directly to all the attorneys and their expertise in all the member firms. To meet the needs of local and foreign clients, AIPEX offers a unique and cost-efficient single point of contact service streamlining multinational projects effectively.

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How can AIPEX help?

The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will significantly impact the patent system in Europe. For applicants or owners of European patents, it’s time to re-assess your IP portfolio/s and strategize whether your patents are more suited to the classic European system or the upcoming Unitary Patent system.

By speaking to our European patent experts, we can help you understand all of the factors at play when realigning your IP Strategy and guide you through the advantages and the pitfalls of the Unitary Patent System. AIPEX offers cost-effective consultations from technical experts who understand your industry and geographical strategy. For more information on our services you can visit our website or download our Unitary Patent Service flyer. 

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The client wanted to reduce the very large number of attorneys it was using across Europe, which was expensive and time consuming to run.

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Swedish-Swiss energy and IT multinational ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) acquired a substantial patent-portfolio from General Electric in 2018.

ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology.The company services consumers and businesses from over 160 countries around the world.

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Unitary Patent Court

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UPC Overview

After years of uncertainty, the European Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent (UPC/UP) are finally happening. The UPC will provide a centralized forum for the litigation of European patents, including the new Unitary Patents, in the participating countries.

The UP system will allow applicants to get a single patent covering at least 17 European countries on launch. This includes major countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. For more detailed information, please refer to our Unitary Patent presentation video available.

What will be better value for me?

There are several criteria to consider when opting in or opting out of the UPC. One of the criteria to consider are the costs involved for filing and maintaining your patents.

With just a few clicks, you can make use of the free cutting-edge UP/UPC cost simulator which will enable you to view and compare the associated costs.

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