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Unitary Patent and UPC Update: UK ratification nears, while German organisations weigh in

Michael Loney, New York


The UK’s Privy Council has approved the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017, the last piece of legislation required for the UK to ratify. In Germany, seven institutions and associations submitted statements on the constitutional complaint against the UPC

UK ready to ratify

The UK’s Privy Council on February 8 approved the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017. This followed both Houses of Parliament approving the draft in December 2017.

Alan Johnson, partner at Bristows, explained...


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