The UPC was created to alleviate the burden of fragmented patent litigation in Europe, where patent disputes were previously handled on a country-by-country basis, often resulting in conflicting judgments and high costs for patent holders. By centralizing patent litigation within a single court system, the UPC seeks to enhance legal certainty, reduce costs, and promote innovation by providing a unified forum for resolving patent disputes in Europe. The UPC aims to promote transparency by providing open access to certain proceedings, judgments, and decisions, ensuring accountability and trust. However, accessing this information has turned out to be a real challenge. It’s complicated, confusing, and time-consuming.
Docket Navigator, in collaboration with IAM, bridges the gap between the UPC filing system and legal professionals by providing a concise weekly summary and expert analysis of UPC proceedings. Our platform champions the principles of openness, accountability, and informed decision-making within the legal community by demystifying complex proceedings and making them both accessible and understandable to users.