Go-ahead for the unitary patent system
Today, history is being written - the last hurdle now gone for a unitary patent
As early as 2009, 25 EU countries agreed on a solution to achieve a unitary patent system. In practice, however, the solution could not be launched because questions about the validity of the agreements were raised in the German Constitutional Court and it has taken a long time.
But now all the countries involved have given the go-ahead and the unitary patent system looks set to enter into force in the autumn of 2022.