UPC Representation

We are one of the few firms that can use the same team to handle parallel disputes in the EPO, UPC and UK courts

Representing you at the UPC

Our expertise is your advantage

The UPC is the biggest change to European IP law in five decades. At Carpmaels & Ransford we are here to help you navigate these changes to the European patent system and represent you each step of the way.

Our highly specialised teams of European patent attorneys and litigators can advise you on how best to use this new court. The firm has more than 70 qualified UPC representatives, and we have already been providing bespoke advice for many clients who are keen to use the new court. We look forward to seeing our strategies in action at the UPC.

We are one of the few firms that can use the same team to handle parallel disputes in the EPO, UPC and UK courts, while also coordinating national actions across Europe. The UPC is using the EPO’s law on patentability that our European patent attorneys apply every day during EPO opposition proceedings. The UPC’s rules regarding infringement and procedure draw heavily from European jurisdictions where our dispute resolution team routinely litigates. So our integrated teams have all the relevant experience required to succeed at Europe’s new patent Court.

Our patent attorneys and litigators have already devised UPC litigation and opt out strategies for many of our largest clients’ most important products, giving clients the ability to take a competitor off the market in all 17 UPC states in a single UPC infringement action.

Where our European patent attorneys are opposing third party patents, we are ready to launch parallel nullity actions at the UPC and defend our clients against any infringement claims. There are only a few short months provided by the UPC rules for defendants to respond to an action, so using patent attorneys and European patent litigators who are already working on the relevant patent will be crucial to a successful defence.

We are unique in that our litigators and European patent attorneys are all members of the same firm, which results in a truly multidisciplinary team providing end-to-end service for our clients. With more than 200 years of unrivalled experience, we have the knowledge, the contact network, and the track record to represent you each step of the way in this new court.

If you would like to discuss strategic considerations around the UPC, please email your usual Carpmaels contact who will be able to advise alongside our team of litigators. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have on substantive UPC issues, as well as on practicalities surrounding opt out requests and the Unitary Patent. Our UPC Landscape tool shows the states involved and our UPC Guide provides further information about the features of the new court.

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UPC Representatives

Agathe Michel-de Cazotte
Partner
Avocat a la Cour
Anna Leathley
Partner
Patent Attorney
Annabel Strawson
Partner
Patent Attorney
Ben Husband
Partner
Patent Attorney
Bruce Cockerton
Partner
Patent Attorney
Cameron Marshall
Partner
Patent Attorney
Camilla Balleny
Partner
Solicitor
Chris Hoggett
Partner
Patent Attorney
Chris Tunstall
Partner
Patent Attorney
Daniel Wise
Partner
Patent Attorney
David Holland
Partner
Patent Attorney
David Wilson
Partner
Solicitor
Edward Oates
Partner
Patent Attorney
Emma Demetriades
Partner
Patent Attorney
Gary Small
Partner
Patent Attorney
Harvey Adams
Partner
Patent Attorney
Hugh Goodfellow
Partner
Managing Partner
Ian Kirby
Partner
Solicitor
Isobel Barry
Partner
Patent Attorney
James Warner
Partner
Patent Attorney
Jennifer Antcliff
Partner
Solicitor
John Brunner
Partner
Patent Attorney
Mark Chapman
Partner
Patent Attorney
Matthew Georgiou
Partner
Patent Attorney
Natalia Wegner
Partner
Patent Attorney
Paul Bettridge
Partner
Patent Attorney
Simon Llewellyn
Partner
Solicitor
Stephen Duffield
Partner
Patent Attorney, Solicitor
Susan Kirsch
Partner
Patent Attorney
Adam Ellwood
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Alex Fennell
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Ben Chapman
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Claire Morris
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Clara Hughes
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Craig Lumb
Senior Associate
Solicitor
Daniel Goodman
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Emily Nikolic
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Fergus Tyrrell
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Greg Ball
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Hazel Turner
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Jennie Cox
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Joanna Rowley
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Joe Abdalla
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Jonathon Woodward
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Laura Johnson
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Lawrence Paleschi
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Maggie Gisseleire
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Paul Kaufman
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Peter Herrick
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Rhodri Hopes
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Richard Newell
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Russell Woolley
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Sam Sackville
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Stephen Michell
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Susan Hancock
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Susannah Dragosavac
Senior Associate
Patent Attorney
Adam Baker
Associate
Patent Attorney
Agata Antepowicz
Associate
Patent Attorney
Andrew Russell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Chantal Whitfield
Associate
Patent Attorney
Charlotte Malley
Associate
Patent Attorney
Clarissa Luxton
Associate
Patent Attorney
Emily Chittock
Associate
Patent Attorney
Emma Maiden
Associate
Patent Attorney
Gabriel Bracken
Associate
Patent Attorney
George Beaumont
Associate
Patent Attorney
Hannah Kite
Associate
Patent Attorney
Harry Bush
Associate
Patent Attorney
Henry Evans
Associate
Patent Attorney
James Channer
Associate
Patent Attorney
Jennifer Finnegan
Associate
Patent Attorney
John Snape
Associate
Patent Attorney
Kirwin Lee
Associate
Patent Attorney
Lileth Rees
Associate
Patent Attorney
Michelle Montgomery
Associate
Patent Attorney
Natasha Christian
Associate
Patent Attorney
Rebecca Satchwell
Associate
Patent Attorney
Richard Payne
Associate
Patent Attorney
Sam Grayer
Associate
Patent Attorney
Sarah Isherwood
Associate
Patent Attorney
Susan Howat
Associate
Patent Attorney
William Mooney
Associate
Patent Attorney