The Unified Patent Court
Signalling the most radical change in European patent practice in over 40 years, the European Union's "unitary patent package" legislation will create a new unitary patent right and unified patent court system across Europe.
With our first-class patent litigation team having specialists in all three seats of the Central Division, as well as specialists based in Luxembourg, Allen & Overy is one of few leading international law firms equipped to advise applicants and litigants on navigating the new system.
To guide you in this process, click on the tabs above for more information on how the new regime will impact your patent litigation and business strategy.
News & insights
Publications: 23 FEBRUARY 2018
With the passing by the Privy Council on 8 February 2018 of the Unified Patent Court (Privileges and Immunities) Order 2018 the UK has completed all of the necessary legislative steps to enable it to ratify the UPC Agreement.Read more
Intellectual Property brochure
Allen & Overy is one of the few major global law firms with a full-service, cross-border intellectual property capability.
We have steadily grown our IP practice over the past ten years, understanding that globalisation and rapid advances in technology have brought new opportunities and threats to the world’s leading businesses.