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GREEN LIGHT FOR UNITARY PATENT AND UNIFIED PATENT COUNT
The long-awaited EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) looks likely to be launched in 2022.
After implementation, inventors will be able to apply for a Unitary Patent which will be valid in all participating member states without further validation. The UPC will provide centralized revocation and infringement proceedings, avoiding duplicate actions in national courts and the risk of contradictory judgments.
The Unitary Patent will provide an additional option, alongside national and European patents, for obtaining patent protection in Europe. The European Patent Office will conduct search and examination as it does as present. When the patent is granted, the proprietor can request unitary effect.