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Although the unitary patent court is to be split between three jurisdictions, local lawyers there won’t necessarily be the ones to win the new work. Ben Naylor explains

The unitary patent in numbers
2 EU countries (Italy and Spain) abstaining from the unitary patent agreement
25 EU member states covered by a unitary patent
5,000 EU Commission’s estimated cost in euros of a unitary patent
36,000 Cost in euros of validating in each EU member state individually according to the EU
142,000 Patent applications received by the EPO last year
After almost 40 years of negotiations, the unitary patent system is close to being realised with the final step, the ratification of the agreement by the parliaments of at least 13 of the 25 participating EU member states, expected later this year.

Alongside disputes over the new system's language regime, one of the biggest sticking points in the negotiations was the location of the court that will hear disputes over unitary patents. The solution was a typically European one that will see the court span...


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