The new Unitary Patent (UP) represents one of the most significant developments in the European IP landscape in recent years. A single patent covering multiple participating Member States of the European Union is a gamechanger from a patent prosecution and enforcement perspective.
It is also significant from an IP transactions perspective as it raises new and potentially unexpected issues around due diligence, assignments, co-ownership, licensing, and the re-establishment of rights.
In a series of articles, our specialist IP Transactions Team considers each of those issues in the context of the UP, aiming to help our readers understand what’s new, unusual, or otherwise important to know.
- Unitary Patent due diligence
- How to assign a UP and how to record the assignment
- Co-ownership of Unitary Patents
- Licensing Unitary Patents
- Re-establishment of Unitary Patent Rights
Please contact our Transactions Team know if you need any assistance undertaking transactional IP due diligence involving UPs.