Legal certainty under scrutiny as the Unified Patent Jurisdiction takes up its activities

05 July 2023

Article by Paul-Antoine Vuillemin, BETA doctoral student in private law at the University of Lorraine, published on June 30, 2023 on Dalloz Actualité.

“On June 1, 2023, the Agreement on a Unified Patent Jurisdiction, 2013/C 175/01 (AJUB), entered into force, following its ratification by Germany on February 17, 2023. This date marks the start of activity of the Unified Patent Jurisdiction (UPLJ), a jurisdiction resulting from the enhanced cooperation of 25 European Union member states (Decis. 2011/167/EU authorizing enhanced cooperation in the field of the creation of unitary patent protection) with jurisdiction to settle disputes relating to European patents and unitary patents (AJUB, art. 1). […] The jurisdiction’s entry into operation thus marks a turning point in patent law.” (Extract from the orginal article translated with