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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court - enforcement and forum shopping. Gwilym Roberts, Kilburn & Strode LLP. Overview. Global harmonisation initiatives Principles of PPH Current reach of PPH PPH flavours European mechanisms for PPH Effectiveness of PPH Trends and Opportunities.

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unitary patent and unified patent court enforcement and forum shopping

Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court- enforcement and forum shopping

Gwilym Roberts, Kilburn & Strode LLP

overview
Overview
  • Global harmonisation initiatives
  • Principles of PPH
  • Current reach of PPH
  • PPH flavours
  • European mechanisms for PPH
  • Effectiveness of PPH
  • Trends and Opportunities
principles of pph
Principles of PPH
  •  "Mottainai" (a Japanese word meaning "a sense of regret concerning waste when the intrinsic value of an object or resource is not properly utilized")
  • Office of First Filing (OFF) results used in Office of Second Filing (OSF)
    • If there is an allowed claim
    • And a corresponding claim
  • Acceleration
  • “Exploitation of existing results”
    • Not work-sharing
pph flavours
PPH flavours
  • Bi-lateral or plurilateral
    • Original PPH
      • OFF/OSF
    • Mottainai PPH
      • OEE/OLE
  • IP5 PPH
    • EPO, USPTO, SIPO, JPO, KIPO
  • Global PPH
    • IP Australia (IP Australia), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO), Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO), Icelandic Patent Office (IPO), Israel Patent Office (ILPO), Japan Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), Nordic Patent Institute (NPI), Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO), Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT), Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • PCT-PPH
    • Use of PCT work products
european mechanism for pph
European mechanism for PPH
  • EPO
    • IP5 + Mottainai + PCT-PPH
  • (UK)IPO
    • GPPH + Mottainai + PPH
    • Bilaterals:
      • German Patent Office (DMPA)
        • PPH original
      • SIPO
        • PPH original
effectiveness of pph
Effectiveness of PPH
  • Positives
    • Free
    • Speedy
    • Efficient
  • Neutrals
    • Not guaranteed
  • Negatives
    • Confusing!
    • You may be bound to a narrow claim
    • Do you always want consistency?
trends and opportunities
Trends and Opportunities
  • Growth – especially GPPH
  • Well structured approach could bring big cost savings
  • Need to monitor Patent Office handling carefully
  • Some notably unenthusiastic offices…
    • …EPO
  • Here to stay
  • Back door to global harmonisation?
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Any questions?

groberts@kilburnstrode.com