By Stephen A. Degnan and Christopher A. Wickander
The UPC Agreement defines the principle of exclusive
competence of the Unified Patent Court.
This exclusive competence applies to both
types of European patents i.e. Unitary patents (European
patents with unitary effect in all Contracting
Member States) and European patents having a national
effect in specific designated EPC Member States including
UPC Contracting Member States.
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