Financial Times – Report to mark the first anniversary of the UPC

IN THE PRESS: Alex Wilson speaks to the Financial Times to mark the first anniversary of the UPC

The beginning of June marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Unified Patent Court, establishing for the first time a single patent jurisdiction for a major proportion of the European market encompassing c.300 million people.

To mark the anniversary, PG Partner Alex Wilson spoke to the Financial Times to give his assessment of the successes of the court over the past twelve months and what the benefits are to date for European patentholders.

In its first year, a total of 373 cases were filed with the UPC across a range of technologies and industries. In Alex’s words: “In pure numbers, the court has been a runaway success.”

PG is proud to have acted in 33 of those cases, representing approximately 10% of total cases, across all the major regional and central divisions of the court and the Court of Appeal, including arguing major procedural issues for the new court such as transparency and access to documents.

You can read Alex thoughts in an article by the FT’s Legal Correspondent Suzi Ring published in a Special Report on Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms, here. 

Find out more about our patent litigation work before the UPC here: https://powellgilbert.com/what-we-do/patent-litigation-upc/.