The new European patent system
Title: The new European patent system
Jurisdiction: European Union
Authors: Martin Levinsohn and Anja Siöstedt
Law firm: Setterwalls
On January 19, 2022, the last piece of the puzzle fell into place for the provisional application of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) to begin. Preparations are now fully under way to recruit judges, implement case management systems and resolve other practical issues. A realistic timeframe is that the Unified Patent Court (UPC) will be operational at the start of 2023.