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The UPC and the UP: Impact on patent portfolios and licensing

11 December 2020 | Europe
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Our article on the impact of the UP and the UPC on the management of patent applications, patent portfolios in general and licensing: "The New Unitary Patent Regime – Prepare and Protect your Portfolio" published in PLC Magazine is available as a pdf from this link and also on Practical Law.

The article considers, in particular:

  • the law applicable to UPs and the impact on this of the place of business of the applicants and the order in which they are named on the patent;
  • issues for co-owners and co-ownership agreements (including opt-out considerations and control over proceedings, conversion of EP applications to UPs);
  • licensing – opt-out (both from a licensee and licensor point of view), control of proceedings; and
  • impact on patent valuation and security of opting out or not and of obtaining unitary protection.

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