12.02.18

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Be Wary of the Latest Lies About the Unified Patent Court (UPC), Courtesy of CIPA and Marks & Clerk (Team UPC)

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 12:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Margot Fröhlinger for UPC

Summary: It’s rather noteworthy that no matter how grim things have become for Team UPC, which drafted and promoted new laws for self-enrichment purposes, these people persist with all the same lies that predate several more barriers, which no doubt will prove fatal to the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA)

TODAY we shall focus primarily on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but first we shall give a little update from Europe.

IP Kat‘s Cecilia Sbrolli is promoting CIPA’s event, which takes place tomorrow (Monday), as follows: “On Monday 3 December 2018 The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) will organise the webinar Litigation Financing – Removing Financial Risks from Patent Infringement, with speakers Eric Morehouse (Kenealy Vaidya) and Chris Thornham (Taylor Wessing).”

“…it’s pretty incredible that even amid the resignation of Gyimah these people pretend that the sole question is, “can Britain participate?” (in something that doesn’t even exist!)”CIPA’s chief inside IP Kat was, in our humble assessment, one of several factors that ended coverage of EPO scandals. It just didn’t suit the authors’ interests; they’re leading proponents of the UPC, which is impeded by corruption at the EPO, not to mention an attack on judges’ independence.

“The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is not yet established,” said Team UPC (Marks & Clerk) just before the weekend as if it’s a matter of time. An article by Graham Burnett-Hall, Steven Gurney, Tom Farrand, Andrea Williams and Rayyan Mughal said this:

Intellectual Property In A ‘No-Deal’ Brexit: What Can We Expect? – Intellectual Property

[...]

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is not yet established and is dependent on ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement by Germany (which itself is dependent on the outcome of an ongoing constitutional challenge). It is currently unknown whether the UPC will be operational before Brexit day, i.e. 29 March 2019. Even in a ‘no deal’ situation, the UK is committed to exploring whether it will be possible to participate in the UPC and unitary patent system. It is worth noting that the UK ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement in April of this year, i.e. after having started with EU withdrawal process, which indicates that continued participation in the UPC is considered by the UK government to be politically acceptable, notwithstanding the fact that the UPC is required to apply relevant EU law in its decisions. If the UK is prevented from being involved with the UPC and unitary patent then patent protection and enforcement in the UK will continue just as it does now.

The above spreads (yet again) those two infamous lies; it’s pretty incredible that even amid the resignation of Gyimah these people pretend that the sole question is, “can Britain participate?” (in something that doesn’t even exist!)

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