Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent

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.

Multi-country team

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.

Further Reading