What's in the Unitary Patent Package?

Prepared for the Conference “Regional and EU Intellectual Property Challenges”, 6 June 2014, Burch University Sarajevo. Printed publication with the conference papers

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-08

29 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2014

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Thomas Jaeger

University of Vienna - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 9, 2014

Abstract

So it looks like the Unitary Patent system now finally seems to be coming. But why does it look so awkward, why is the design so peculiar and complicated? Does it live up to the expectations that were initially associated with it? This contribution takes a brief look and sketches out possible system alternatives. Whether or not they might still be coming is assessed by way of an outlook.

Keywords: Unitary Patent Regulation, Regulation 1257/2012, Unified Patent Court, UPC Agreement, EPO, EPC, Opinion 1/09, challenges to the European patent system, Overcoming enhanced cooperation, Providing a comprehensive and complete patent right sui generis, Establishing a highly effective single judiciary

Suggested Citation

Jaeger, Thomas, What's in the Unitary Patent Package? (May 9, 2014). Prepared for the Conference “Regional and EU Intellectual Property Challenges”, 6 June 2014, Burch University Sarajevo. Printed publication with the conference papers; Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 14-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435125

Thomas Jaeger (Contact Author)

University of Vienna - Faculty of Law ( email )

Schottenbastei 10-16
Vienna, A-1010
Austria

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