With the first EU single patents expected to be filed in 2014, and decisions required on opting out EP patents from the court’s exclusive jurisdiction, this is now very much a live topic. Our patent specialists from across Europe have analysed the proposed new regime and launched a new series of publications and events for 2013 and beyond.
With our multi-country team, CMS is especially well placed to advise on strategic considerations such as:
- Opt-out of EP patents
- Advantages and disadvantages of filing unitary patent applications
- Defensive strategies
- The future management of patent disputes in Europe including likely forum shopping scenarios.