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The UPC has around 190 actions, almost eight months after launch

19 January 2024

Since launching on 1 June 2023, the Unified Patent Court has received around 190 actions. This includes 67 infringement actions, 25 revocation actions, 79 counterclaims for revocation and some applications for provisional measures, applications for preserving evidence and one declaration of non-infringement. The chart below shows each of these as a percentage of the total number of actions.

Pie chart on the actions of the UPC

These cases are split geographically as shown in the chart below. Germany has received 124 actions, representing about 65% of the total number. Of these, 62 have been instituted in Munich and the remaining cases split between Mannheim, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg, which have received 30, 17 and 15 cases, respectively. France has received 39 actions, representing 21% of the total number. In other words, more than 80% of the actions are divided between Germany and France.

Pie chart highlighting locations of UPC cases

The chart below illustrates the distribution of cases across the Central and Local Divisions of the UPC.

Bar chart illustrating distribution of cases

By far the greatest number of cases have been brought before the local division in Munich (58). This is followed by the Central Division in Paris (21) and the local division in Paris (18), and the local divisions in Mannheim (30), Dusseldorf (17) and Hamburg (15). The remaining Divisions have all received fewer than 10 cases each.

In terms of the language of proceedings, the main languages are German (49% of all cases) and English (44%) as shown in the chart below.

Pie chart highlighting languages of UPC proceedings

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Marie-Claude Pellegrini & Nicholas Watermeyer

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