Unitary Patent Back on Track

In a move that has surprised many in the European patent community, the UK government has confirmed that, despite the Brexit vote, it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA).

With only the UK and Germany now needed to ratify the UPCA, this decision opens the way for the Unitary Patent system and Unified Patent Court to become operational during 2017.

The full text of the UK IPO’s press release is available here.

For further information please contact our dedicated UPC Team