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UPC Agreement Ratification Process and Local or Regional Divisions

July 20, 2015

Before the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) can enter into force, it needs to be ratified by 13 Member States, including Germany, France and the UK (Art 89(1) UPCA).

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Italy requests participation in the enhanced cooperation for the creation of Unitary Patent Protection

July 16, 2015

Italy has notified the Council of the European Union of "its intention to participate in the enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection and in the enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection with regard to the applicable translation arrangements".

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CEIPI launches the first Training Program for Technically Qualified Judges of the Unified Patent Court

July 10, 2015

The creation of the Unified Patent Court represents a turning point in the history of European intellectual property law. The judges of the Unified Patent Court will be central actors for the success of the Unified Patent Court and the entire patent package.

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epi President Serves on Jury for European Inventor Award 2015

June 01, 2015

The President of the epi, Tony Tangena, is once again part of the independent jury which assesses the proposals for the prestigious European Inventor Award. The jury has selected three inventors in each of the following categories: Industry, SMEs, Research, Lifetime Achievement and Non-European Countries.

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