Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Report on the 15th UPC Preparatory Commitee Meeting

The UPC Court of Appeal Building in Luxembourg
The Report on the 15th Meeting of the UPC Preparatory Committee Meeting is available here.

Good news is that Bulgaria is about to ratify and that the recruitment package was agreed (but not yet published) and that adverts for judicial appointments will be advertised in early May.

A draft code of conduct for representatives is being elaborated by the epi, EPLAW and EPLIT and has been discussed (but not yet published). The same applies for the Rules on Arbitration and the Rules of Operation of the Patent Mediation and Arbitration Centre of the Unified Patent Court.

The next meeting will take place on May 26 in Germany and a signing ceremony for the "protocol of provisional application" will take place in June.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read that if an EP application is not opted out, then that application, as a "non-opted out application with all member states designated", may only become an EP with Unitary Effect (EPUE) or a classic bundle of EP patents with no option to opt out. Anyone know if this is correct?

Will we have the option to opt out on grant, or just before grant, and if not, or we don't opt out, what are the consequences, are we then limited to an EPUE or an "non-opted out" classic EP (with no option to opt out)??