Thursday, 1 May 2014

Patent litigation: some recent literature

"The Transitional Period of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court", by leading German scholar and Hogan Lovells counsel Winfried Tilmann, has just been published online in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP). According to the abstract:
The Transitional Period of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) provides for the options of continuing to use the national courts or opting out of the jurisdiction of the UPC.

Both options raise a number of questions which are discussed in this article and which reveal that both options are complicated and possibly dangerous for one or both parties in patent litigation.

The author advises that one should not make use of these options but should rely instead on the advantages of the Unified Patent Court Agreement.

If you are thinking of litigating patents in Russia (and this blogger guesses that most readers of this blog have a long list of items on their "to do" list before they get round to litigating patents in Russia), the current issue of The Patent Lawyer is just for you.  The publishers can almost be forgiven for employing the hackneyed symbol of the electric lightbulb on the cover, since they have done something with it that suggests a modicum of inventive step. Further details of this publication can be unearthed by accessing its website here.

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