UP and UPC from a reality perspective

It is always interesting to hear what other companies think and plan regarding the Unitary Patent and the UPC. We have interviewed some clients about their view on it and will continue publishing new interviews now and then.

  1. What do you know about the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court?
    • Have you started preparing? If yes, in what way? If no, what actions or decisions do you think it will take for your company to start preparing?

  2. What are your thoughts regarding the Unitary Patent?
    • Are you planning on requesting UP and if so for all or only some of your patents?

    • If you’re not planning on requesting UP at all, why is that?

  3. Do you think you will stay within the competence of the UPC for already granted European patents and currently pending application? Or will you request opt out?
    • If you decide to opt out, will that be for all or only for some of the granted patents?

  4. What are your thoughts on the new Court?
    • Will the court face any special challenges within your specific technical field?

    • Is the fact that it will be a fast acting Court an advantage or disadvantage to your company?

    • If you have a choice of venue for an infringement action, where do you think you will most likely file a claim – at a local, regional or central division?