5 Considerations In Preparing For EU's New Patent System

Ever since the European Patent Convention was signed on Oct. 5, 1973, the long-term goal was to have one patent for all of Europe that can be enforced in one court. Almost 50 years later, Europe is now finally closer to that stage.

The unitary patent, which is one patent spanning many European countries that can be kept in force by paying a single annual renewal fee, and the Unified Patent Court, which is a central patent court for patent disputes, both for infringement and validity, are scheduled to be implemented soon.

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