The notice on the UPC website states that the sunrise period will now start on 1 March 2023 (previously 1 January 2023).
The Unified Patent Court is now due to open its doors on 1 June 2023 (previously 1 April 2023).
The website notice highlights that all other preparatory work is on track and therefore no further delay is expected.
Further information regarding the unitary patent system may be found in our earlier article - The Unitary Patent System - Frequently Asked Questions.
19.08.2021Unified Patent Court Update
Last week, after years of delay caused by challenges in the German Federal Constitutional Court, legislation enabling Germany to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement came into force. German ratification of the UPCA is a required step in setting up the unitary patent system and so this development moves the Unified Patent Court slightly closer to reality.
25.09.2022The Unitary Patent System – Frequently Asked Questions
The unitary patent system represents possibly the biggest change to the European patent landscape in decades. Set out below are some of the most common questions that patent owners have about the new system and what issues they need to consider.