We are delighted to announce that European Patent Attorney, Dr Stoyan Radkov is now a fully registered representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Owners of existing European patent rights such as pending EPO patent applications and granted EPO patents now have the unique opportunity to decide whether to opt out of the exclusive jurisdiction of the UPC. We strongly recommend that EPO patent rights owners do not delay the processing of opt-outs to avoid being locked into the new centralised system by default. We remain committed to working alongside our clients to deliver the best way forward. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss your patent strategy or if you have any questions about the new UPC.