EU Parliament and EU Competitiveness Council vote in favour of the unitary patent

On December 10 and 11, 2012, the European Competitiveness Council as well as the European Parliament voted in favour of the current unitary patent package. The following day, the Advocate General proposed that the Court of Justice of the EU should reject the corresponding pleas put forward by Spain and Italy and, consequently, dismiss both actions. In view of this, the unitary patent, finally, seems to be in reach. Read more about the unitary patent package. (more)