Research and analysis

Exploring perspectives of the UP and UPC

An analysis of the key issues for potential users of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court and recommendations of how to address them.


Exploring perspectives of the Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent within the business and legal communities

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This study was undertaken by Dr. Luke McDonagh of Cardiff University. To prepare the study Dr McDonagh interviewed 28 participants including large multinational businesses and legal professionals. The responses highlight perceptions of, and attitudes towards the Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent (UP). The study shows that, whilst there are concerns surrounding the new system, businesses and legal professionals are hopeful that the UP and UPC will be successful if these concerns are properly addressed.

Published 10 July 2014