The Unitary Patent (UP) is designed to protect IP rights across all participating European jurisdictions with a single filing, a single renewal fee and single court. But many rights holders have questions about this new patent protection option.
Clarivate™ can help, with an array of expert services to help navigate the new UP. Our unitary patent support services cover the full range of processes unique to the UP and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Our European patent experts can help you meet crucial UP requirements and timelines, while reducing your workload.
With an array of expert services, we help you navigate the new UP. Our unitary patent support services cover the full range of processes unique to the UP and the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Our European patent experts can help you meet crucial UP requirements and timelines, while reducing your workload.
Patent rights holders have a three-month sunrise period to decide whether to opt-out of the Unitary Patent/Unified Patent Court system. Clarivate can provide information to support these critical opt-out decisions, including:
Data verification (including active territories and registered applicants)
If certain information is missing or is incorrect in the opt-out application, a correction may be lodged with the Registry but the opt-out is ineffective until the date the correction is recorded in the Registry. We help make sure the information transmitted is correct.
Completion and submission of RoP5 Application Mandates Template (including optional PoA management)
The right application mandates are needed to ensure the UPC Registry accepts the submitted RoP5.
Completion and submission of RoP5 Opt-out requests
We manage the en masse completion and submission of RoP5 requests to the UPC Registry via API.
Registration monitoring and confirmation
The Registry will not deliver filing receipts on submitted RoP5 forms. We monitor the Registry on an ongoing basis to provide you with the peace of mind of a confirmation.
Unitary Patent validations are available via Clarivate’s validation platform in addition to European Patent validations. To help you make informed decisions, we provide:
Expanded validations management
We have solutions to support the selection of a Unitary Patent after grant, combined with traditional validations or the full, traditional validation path.
Maintenance support of Unitary Patents at the European Patent Office (EPO)
Our annuity management service now covers the payment of the annuities of Unitary Patents.
Cost comparison capabilities
We provide cost comparisons between traditional validations and those including the UP, and validation and annuity integration to simplify post-grant rights maintenance.
Validation and patent annuity integration
The payment of the first annuity may fall within the validation process. We tackle this key payment and the management of future annuities to maintain your validated patents.
Clarivate offers translation services that fulfill Unitary Patent requirements, using both professional translation by patent attorneys from our partner network or machine translation upon request. Our translation services:
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