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28 November 2022

WEBINAR: Getting ready for opt-outs!

De Clercq & Partners is delighted to invite you to join a free webinar on the topic of the Unitary Patent (UP) and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

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17 November 2022

We're hiring a Patent Paralegal

In view of its expansion, De Clercq & Partners is searching a motivated and proactive person to join our driven team of Patent Paralegals.

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16 November 2022

EPO transitional measures will start on January 1, 2023

We have recently reported that the European Patent Office (EPO) will be implementing two temporary measures with which applicants may (1) request a delay in the issuance of a European patent grant until the entry into force of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement...

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08 November 2022

Considering the Unitary Patent?

The Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are expected to start on April 1, 2023. The system applies for countries in the ‘UP-space’ - initially 17 EU states, including the heavyweights Germany, France, and Italy, as well as Benelux countries and others.

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28 October 2022

Getting ready for opt-outs!

The Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) are expected to start on April 1, 2023. The system will initially apply to 17 EU states, including the heavyweights Germany, France, and Italy, as well as Benelux and others (herein, ‘UP space’).

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24 October 2022

Enlarged Board of Appeal’s preliminary opinion on plausibility

In the “plausibility” referral G2/21 to the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO), the EBA has recently issued a preliminary opinion (see EPO register) in preparation for the oral proceedings scheduled for 24 November 2022.

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a tailored and personalized approach to intellectual property protection

Securing an optimal intellectual property strategy is a challenging task. There are a variety of technologies and commercial ambitions that require different approaches. At De Clercq & Partners, we understand the legal complexities of intellectual property laws and their impact on the protection of different technologies.

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Our team

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At De Clercq & Partners, every adviser and attorney on our team has an extensive scientific background in one or more of the areas of science all presenting at Ph.D or Engineer levels. This allows us to understand client inventions in the most intricate detail including anticipating their future developments, enabling us to optimize protection for these inventions. Further to this, De Clercq & Partners aims to deliver the optimal intellectual property environment in which clients are able to pursue and realise their ambitions.

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