Earlier Start Likely For Europe’s Unified Patent Court
Opt-Outs From The System Will Be Possible
Having cleared numerous hurdles along the way, the proposed new patent system in Europe now appears to be approaching the home straight, with completion forecast for mid-2022. But will a unitary patent with pan-European effect necessarily be the best option in all cases?
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