Bloomberg Law
May 10, 2022, 9:05 AM

EU Patent Court, Months from Launch, Spurs Wariness Amid Zeal

Matthew Bultman
Matthew Bultman

Patent-savvy companies are of two minds about the blank slate presented by the Unified Patent Court, the long-awaited EU-wide tribunal scheduled to make its debut in the coming months.

While some are eager to jump in, others are reticent.

The push for a pan-European court that could resolve patent disputes in one place has spanned decades. After years of setbacks—including the U.K. backing out after Brexit, and legal challenges in Germany—it’s finally on track to be up and running by early 2023, if not sooner.

Right now, the UPC doesn’t have judges. Nor does it have clearly defined boundaries on ...

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