The Carpmaels & Ransford UPC event
The firm hosted an event with industry leaders to reflect on the successes of the new court in its first 6 months

On Thursday 30th November, Carpmaels & Ransford hosted an event to celebrate the first 6 months of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)– Europe’s new patent court.

Partners Paul Bettridge, Agathe Michel-de Cazotte and David Holland shared their impressions of the new court and their observations on issues such as preliminary injunctions and attending UPC hearings. The event ended with a panel discussion with industry leaders who discussed their experiences of the UPC and how it has changed their approach to patents in Europe.

The UPC has displayed its capacity for issuing many high-quality decisions in its first 6 months, with over 100 cases already filed at the court. Already, the first-instance divisions and  the Court of Appeal are generating case law that provides valuable insights for practitioners and patentees alike.

Carpmaels & Ransford has distilled these insights in its inaugural UPC case law review, which includes a selection of key decisions across seven areas at the UPC: service; time limits and extensions; jurisdiction; languages; file inspection; preliminary injunction, and saisie.

Please click here to register for a copy of the review.

Carpmaels & Ransford has embraced the new system and has been at the forefront of proceedings, including filing the first UPC revocation and representing the first ever appellant in the first hearing at the UPC Court of Appeal. If you have any questions concerning the review or any other UPC-related query, please reach out to your usual Carpmaels contact.