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 Election has thrown a huge spanner in the works of UPC ratification.

In fact, there is a huge question mark over the UK’s future involvement in the UPC after Brexit and this could have implications for UK companies looking for a single court to enforce and protect their patents throughout the European Union.

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