The Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) represent transformative developments that enhance and streamline the European patent system. They offer a cost-effective and efficient solution for patent protection and dispute resolution across Europe, yet many patent holders still have questions about navigating these new structures.


Why Choose AIPEX?

When you work with AIPEX, you gain access to a vast network of over IP attorneys across Europe. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in litigation, ensuring you have the support you need in navigating these complex legal frameworks. Several of our firms are involved in litigation before the UPC, which just opened its doors on June 1st, 2023. Our team of UP specialists is ready to help you seamlessly navigate the complexities of the new UP and UPC systems. AIPEX provides a unique and cost-efficient single point of contact service, simplifying the management of multinational projects for both local and international clients.

How AIPEX Can Assist You

  • Strategic Guidance: Our European patent experts can guide you through the critical decisions involved in determining optimal filing strategies, including whether the UP or national route best aligns with your IP strategy.
  • Cost-Effective Consultations: We offer expert consultations tailored to your industry and geographical needs, ensuring that you receive strategic advice that is both practical and economical.

Request for Unitary Effect

If you decide to pursue a UP, AIPEX can facilitate your request with the European Patent Office (EPO).

Opt-Out Support

AIPEX provides comprehensive support for your opt-out decisions, handling the filing of your opt-out requests with the UPC efficiently and at a fixed fee.

Ongoing European Portfolio Support

With offices in key UP countries like Germany, France, and the Netherlands, as well as non-UP countries including the UK, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, and Norway, AIPEX is strategically positioned to support all your European patent portfolio needs.

Representation Before the Unified Patent Court

AIPEX's seasoned attorneys across Europe are qualified to represent clients before the UPC. We understand the intricacies of the new legal landscape and can provide robust litigation support to defend your patents or challenge infringing activities. With AIPEX, you benefit from:

  • Experienced Litigation Teams: Our attorneys are well-versed in European patent law and have extensive experience representing clients in complex patent disputes.
  • Comprehensive Legal Strategies: We offer tailored legal strategies that align with your business objectives and protect your intellectual property rights.
  • Local Expertise: With our presence in multiple jurisdictions, we ensure that you receive expert legal representation that is informed by local knowledge and practice.

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