The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court System

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A new Unitary Patent (UP) system, which has been many years in the making, is scheduled to come into force on 1 June 2023 which will affect users of the European patent system. The new system will affect businesses with existing patents in the relevant countries and with pending European patent applications. The main changes will be to the grant process and to post-grant litigation.

Please see our full briefing note below