The Unitary Patent (UP) together with the Unified Patent Court (UPC) represent the biggest shake up of the European patent system for more than 40 years.  The new system of enforcing and invalidating patents which fall under the jurisdiction of the UPC presents significant opportunities to both patent holders and parties wishing to clear the route to market.

The UPC has exclusive jurisdiction over the new UPs and existing European patents which have not been opted out of the court’s jurisdiction.  This provides a single forum for pan-European infringement and revocation.   As such, the UPC is likely to be an attractive forum for the enforcement and invalidation of patent rights. 

GJE’s attorneys are qualified as European Patent Litigators to act before the UPC, and we look forward to bringing our wealth of experience to supporting clients in challenging third party patent rights and defending against revocation actions.

The revocation process is based on the existing opposition procedure used by the European Patent Office (EPO).   We have built on our internationally renowned experience of the opposition procedure, and our involvement in national litigation proceedings, in order to provide you with a range of services to help you navigate the UPC revocation process.  Our team of experienced European Patent Litigators can help you assess the strength of the patent, identify potential vulnerabilities, and develop a comprehensive strategy for eroding or removing commercially relevant patent rights.

For patent holders, we are able to construct an air-tight defence of your patent rights.  We understand the importance of protecting your intellectual property, and we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support.

If you are facing a UPC revocation action, or if you would like more information on our UPC revocation services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.