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Opportunities and strategic challenges with the new patent system

Published: 30 August 2022, 09:00 Updated: 5 September 2022, 11:28The unified patent system within the EU will soon become a reality – but there are still many uncertainties about how it will work in practice. – It is important to be prepared and to prepare your patent strategy for this shift already now, says Magnus Dahlman, partner and lawyer at Advokatbyrån Gulliksson. With the unified patent system, an applicant in a single procedure will obtain and maintain a European patent in 17 countries within the EU. At the same time, a unified patent court is established for disputes about European patents. This is a big change from the current situation, when the patent holder has to validate and maintain the patent in each country separately, with challenges around language and fees.The unified patent system means opportunities – but also risksWith the change comes major cost savings, less bureaucracy and increased legal certainty. At the same time, you can avoid the trouble of having disputes about a European patent heard by courts in different countries, with the risk of different outcomes in the individual case and varying jurisprudence. a patent can choose whether they want to be part of the future unified patent system or remain in the current one. And this creates an uncertainty that has to be managed. – A lot of advice is needed to create a strategy for the new unified patent system. It is important to end up right and really understand what choice you are facing. That must be done now, before the new system comes into force, says Magnus Dahlman.Advokatbyrån Gulliksson has extensive experience in intellectual property law Advokatbyrån Gulliksson is a full-service agency in intellectual property law. We work in close collaboration with, and were previously also part of, the patent agency Ström & Gulliksson. This means that customers simultaneously have access to a leading law firm as well as a European patent office. – While the patent office handles the patent application, we lawyers work more on the process side. Together, we protect, develop and commercialize the customer’s most important assets. Through our collaboration, we can find new strategies for how our clients should now manage their patent portfolio throughout the entire patent life cycle, he says. The uniform patent system within the EU looks set to come into force in the spring of 2023. – We are here to help customers before this shift, concludes Magnus Dahlman.About Advokatbyrån GullikssonAdvokatbyrån Gulliksson is one of the most reputable law firms in Sweden, awarded by several independent international ranking institutes such as Chambers, Legal500, MIP and IAM. At Gulliksson, we have around 50 employees in the offices in Malmö, Lund, Stockholm and Gothenburg. Our unique position has made us one of the leading law firms in Sweden in terms of intellectual property law and a first choice in business law for the knowledge-intensive company. Read more at: www.gulliksson.se LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/gulliksson The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with Advokatbyrån Gulliksson AB and not an article by Dagens industri

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