Paul Torremans: “The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court: a private international law perspective”

Public Lectures Series 2015

Thursday 19 February, from 6 pm in EB306

The introduction of the unitary patent will leave the European patent in place and will in any case not apply to Italy, Spain and, probably, Poland. And the courts in those countries, and those in all other Member States during the transition period, will share competence over patent cases with the Unified Patent Court. This gives rise to issues of private international law and the Brussels I Regulation was hastily amended to deal with the matter. The talk will consider the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court from a private international law perspective in order to analyse whether adequate solutions are now in place that will make the system predictable and transparent, or even efficient.

Paul Torremans is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Nottingham.

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