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EPO announces general acceleration of opposition proceedings in cases of parallel court actions
27 February 2024

In a news update of 22 February published on their website, the EPO announces their intention to accelerate opposition proceedings in many more cases in addition to the notice published in the OJ of November 2023...


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Bilingual UPC hearings?
16 February 2024

Guno Tjon for EPLIT

Report on the UPC Court of Appeal hearing of 15 February 2024


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Case Load of the UPC - Update
05 February 2024

Undoubtedly, the Unified Patent Court has been a tremendous success. Since the Courtís start of operations on 1 June 2023, the Court of First Instance has received a total number of 217 cases; and up until 31 January...


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Ireland to vote on joining the Unified Patent Court in June 2024
24 January 2024

The Irish government has announced that it will hold a referendum on whether to ratify the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) in June 2024, alongside the European and local elections.


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UPC Local Division Munich Departs From Long-Standing German Practice of Claim Interpretation
28 December 2023

Dr Michael Wallinger for EPLIT

Report on the Order of the UPC Local Division Munich of 20 December 2023, UPC_CFI_ 292/2023


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