22 August 2017

Unitary Patent Guide

As part of its preparation, the European Patent Office has published a helpful Unitary Patent Guide to provide companies, inventors and their representatives with an outline of the procedure involved in obtaining a Unitary Patent.

Despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the UPC, the guide examines the basics of what a unitary patent is, how to acquire one, how renewals and assignment recordals work and issues around representation and the language regime. 

To read more, and to download the guide, please click here.