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September 5, 2017

What's happening with the New Unitary Patent System?

14 countries have now ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), but we are all still waiting for the UK and Germany to finish the ratification process as the agreement cannot come into force without these two countries.

After 40 years of discussions the agreement was signed by 25 of the 28 EU member states in 2013 and the new system was expected to come into force during 2017. Brexit and legal complications in Germany have delayed the time schedule but the process may suddenly be back on track.

To get the full overview of the New Unitary Patent System please read our updated white paper available here.

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