The unitary patent package – a major change in the patent landscape in Europe

The unitary patent package is expected to go live in spring 2023. It is based on two pillars:

  • a new unitary patent right known as the European patent with unitary effect (in short ‘Unitary Patent’), which is created by EU instruments; and
  • a new court, the Unified patent court (UPC), which is competent for all European patents. 

Office Freylinger will regularly inform their clients and associates about this new system.

Click this link to read our notice on the Unitary Patent.

It is important for patent applicants and owners to get acquainted with the pros and cons of the new system.

Please contact your usual Freylinger attorney for any information on the UP system or to discuss your IP strategy.

Philippe Ocvirk