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Brilliant article about the inherent instability of democracy and the raise of populism. Must read!

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Recruitment of UPC Judges is now open
The preparatory committee has now published the first job openings at the Unified Patent court. The recruitment of legally qualified and of technically qualified judges of the Unified Patent Court (Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal) has been launc...

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The direct product of a Swiss-type claim is packaged and proided with instructions
In the appeal underlying the decision T 1673/11 (Treatment of Pompe's disease/GENZYME) of 20.10.2015 , the patent had been granted with  a Swiss-type claim to a process of manufacture of a pharmaceutical product. The patentee wanted to change the claim cate...

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New Article by Ingve Stjerna. Do we need a better narrative to justify the UPC project?

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Is the Unitary Patent good for SME's?
The development if the Unitary Patent and the Unified patent court has always been accompanied by the popular narrative of reduced costs and benefit for SME's. Bjorn Ingve Stjerna has now critically tested the promises and political expectations against the...

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On the Role of Scientific Advisers: Transparency and Expectations
PatLit is pleased to have received a guest post by Chartered and European patent attorney  Kirwin Lee . Kirwin discusses a very interesting character in the UK patent litigation: The "Scientific Adviser", who is a sort of private teacher which may be hired ...

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