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Unified Patent Court (UPC) will not start in 2017

The UPC Preparatory Committee has confirmed in a press release that the previously announced target date for the entry into operation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), envisaged for December 2017, cannot be maintained. A new timeline has not yet... read more

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Brexit delays Unitary patent

The early general elections in the UK ahead of the Brexit negotiations are bound to delay the start of the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent. The launch of the Unitary patent system in December 2017 seems no longer possible. A new timeline... read more


Brexit formally started: no ratification of UPC yet

On March 29, 2017, the Brexit was formally started. It was expected that the British government would move to ratify the UPC agreement before Article 50 was triggered. Now that this has not happened, the British participation in the Unitary patent again... read more


Unitary patent still a possibility in 2017?

The introduction of the Unitary patent seemed something of the distant future because of the 'Brexit'. However, a recent statement of the British government revealed an intention to ratify the Unitary Patent Court Agreement. Surprising, because the Unitary... read more

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