The Unified Patent Court (UPC) was established by the “Agreement on a Unified Patent Court”, which enters into force on 1 June 2023.
The UPC will offer a uniform and specialized framework for patent litigation at a European level, covering both infringement as well as revocation actions. The UPC will have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of European patents with unitary effect as well as in respect of ”classic” European patents. The exclusive jurisdiction regarding classic European patents is, however, subject to exceptions during a transitional period of seven years. During this period, actions concerning classic European patents may still be brought before national courts or other competent national authorities. In addition, classic European patents can be opted out from the UPC’s jurisdiction. Note that, the exclusive jurisdiction of the UPC does not extend to litigation related to licensing and matters related to standard essential patents.
Speaker at the webinar will be Professor Torsten Bjørn Larsen, University of Southern Denmark. The presentation by Professor Larsen is based on an article authored by him, forthcoming in NIR. Commentator will be Senior Lecturer Lydia Lundstedt, Stockholm University. Moderator will be Professor Bengt Domeij, Uppsala University. Time will be allocated at the end of the seminar for further comments, questions and a joint discussion.
It is possible to obtain a certificate which verifies attendance in the webinar.
Time and place: Thursday 15 June from 11:45 to 13:15 CET. Registration is mandatory. Zoom link and invoice will be sent out after registration.
Fee: 500 SEK, excl. VAT. Students and doctoral candidates may participate for free.