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A new European Patent System

As of 1 June 2023, two new parts of the European patent system came into effect: the unitary patent and the and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The unitary patent provides a simpler way to validate patents. The UPC provides a faster and more effective litigation process for patent infringement.

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The Nagoya Protocol and its impact on your research

The Nagoya Protocol is often believed to apply exclusively to the plant breeding sector. However, the influence of the protocol reaches much further. Almost everyone utilizing genetic resources for research may have to deal with it. From individuals and universities to multinationals in all sectors, everyone needs to check whether their research is covered by the protocol. Continue reading