Last week more than 200 representatives of industry, government, academia and the legal profession gathered at the EPO to discuss the latest developments and preparations for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC).
The participants voiced strong support for the Unitary Patent package and are eager to see the start of the new system.
The new EPO President indicated that there is a good reason to believe that the new system will start with close to 20 states and would come into operation very soon.
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Source: IPR Helpdesk News
Europe gears up for the Unitary Patent