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Costs of using the Unitary Patent Package

23 February 2015

The IP Federation has issued a brief paper on the costs of using the Unitary Patent Package. The Unitary Patent Package (UPP) comprises the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The paper summarises our position on three issues relating to these costs, namely court fees, unitary patent fees and opt-out fees.

It is not only fairest to industry that all fee levels should be kept low, but also consistent with the Commission’s policy in this area that UPC court fees and unitary patent fees should be low. If the system is attractive, fewer patentees will opt out, but the choice should be available as was contemplated by the UPC Agreement without undue fee burden.

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