Unitary Patent Inches Closer to Adoption with UK’s Ratification Announcement

Unitary Patent Inches Closer to Adoption with UK’s Ratification Announcement

Dec 21, 2016

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, December 21, 2016

The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UK)—together with the Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property and Prime Minister May—issued a press release on Nov. 28 confirming that the country will ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) in the coming months. As a result, it appears that—despite the Brexit vote—the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) and European Unitary Patent will be available to patent stakeholders in 2017.

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