OEB, Communiqué du 22 juillet 2022 - 27e réunion du Comité restreint des États membres de l’UE participant à la coopération renforcée en matière de protection unitaire par brevet (Munich, 30 juin 2022)

Niveau juridique : International

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« The Select Committee of the European Patent Organisation held its 27th meeting in Munich in hybrid form on 30 June 2022 under its Chairperson Mr Jérôme DEBRULLE (BE).

Firstly, the Committee noted the report by the Chair of the UPC Administrative Committee, Mr Alexander RAMSAY. It was also presented with an update on the entry into application of the Unitary Patent (UP) from the head of the delegation from France, which holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2022, and by the head of the Czech delegation, the member state holding the EU Presidency for the second half of 2022. All reports augured well for a speedy start to the Unitary Patent System.

The Committee then noted the financial simulations for the Unitary Patent Package (UPP), giving an update on UPP-related costs, as well as the preliminary financial simulations of the safety net mechanism, which was presented in closed session.

The Committee was subsequently given an update on the UPP communication campaign and on the top-up search offered by the Office on earlier national rights in view of the Unitary Patent. The updated results of the questionnaire on national measures to accompany UP implementation were also noted.

Furthermore, the Committee took note of an update on the agreement with the European Commission under Article 14 Regulation (EU) No 1257/2012.

Finally, the Committee noted the state of play of its work programme and the steps to be taken in the second half of 2022. It was also given an update by the Office on steps planned with regard to the future disciplinary framework for European patent attorneys acting before the United Patent Court.

The Committee’s next meeting will take place in October 2022 in the margins of the 172nd meeting of the Administrative Council. »

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