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  • UPC reason five: Great for SMEs…

    28 March 2017

    SMEs can greatly benefit from the Unitary Patent (UP) and the UPC. Not only does the UP provide substantial savings on renewal fees across the entire (eventual) 25 UP territories but the UPC also offers several other benefits to SMEs. Firstly, the UPC offers a centralised approach for European IP disputes (substantially cheaper than multiple […]

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  • Funding available through the Coventry & Warwickshire Innovation Programme

    27 March 2017

    Small and medium sized companies in Coventry & Warwickshire have the opportunity to obtain grants of typically between £25-50,000 to assist with costs relating to intangible assets (such as patents, trademarks and copyright), relating to seconded personnel and relating to support services. This is aimed at advancing the development of innovative products and services involving […]

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  • UPC reason four: Well-run Unitary Patent Court…

    21 March 2017

    It is expected that the UPC will provide robust decisions as a result of the standardised practices between divisions and the diverse and well trained pool of judges. This ensures that issues can be expertly tried and decisions relied upon in territories previously unaccustomed to handling large volumes of patent litigation. This consistency of practice […]

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  • UPC reason three: Pan-European Enforcement…

    15 March 2017

    Firstly, the use of a single court system avoids the scenario of different courts in different countries reaching conflicting opinions on the issue of infringement.  Even more appealing, as the Unitary Patent covers a large number of European territories, is that it will be possible to use the court to seek relief for infringing activities […]

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  • UPC reason two: Cost effective system…

    9 March 2017

    The Unitary Patent system will be cost effective for everyone. It becomes cheaper per country when compared to the traditional bundle of European patents as you seek to protect your invention in an increasing number of countries. Specifically, the annual cost of renewing a Unitary Patent will be equivalent to the cost of renewing individual […]

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