UK ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement on World IP day

On 26 April 2018 the UK Government ratified the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. This means the only country that still needs to ratify the Agreement before it can come into effect is Germany. The German ratification is delayed pending a decision by the German constitutional court in relation to...

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UK prepares for final Unified Patent Court ratification step

The final piece of legislation needed to allow the UK to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement has been laid before Parliament. However, the timeframe on UK ratification is still unclear. This is because Parliament will break for the summer in less than a month and the legislation has to...

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Further set-back for Unified Patent Court

The start date for the Unified Patent Court and unitary patents faces further set-back as a legal challenge delays ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement by Germany. For more information, contact us on

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Unified patent court and the UK: how the complex relationship affects businesses

Patent trolls are a familiar part of the Intellectual Property landscape, although activity in Europe has historically been lower than in the US. With the anticipated arrival of the Unified Patents Court, a single court covering most of the EU market this was expected to change, but the UK’s General...

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Italy ratifies Agreement on Unified Patent Court

Italy has ratified the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) bringing the number of countries to have ratified the Agreement to twelve (confirmation can be found here). With the UPC Agreement currently unable to come into effect until the UK and Germany have also ratified the Agreement, it is...

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