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En route to the Unified Patent Court!


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From mid-2016 to its entry into force, a short description of what lies ahead for the UPC.

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En route to the Unified Patent Court!

  1. 1. 2016-2017: En route to the Unified Patent Court… Mid-2016: Ratification of the Protocol to the UPCA, by at least 13 states which have already signed and ratified the UPCA Mid-2016: The preparatory Committee aims to have all the financial, organisational and other issues resolved. The UPC Administrative Committee, consisting of representatives of the Member States, takes over. Ratification of the UPCA by the UK before the UK decides by referendum (before the end of 2017) to stay or leave the EU 13 Member States (including France, UK and Germany) haver ratified UPCA Septembre 2016: Ratification of the UPCA by Germany The Unified Patent Court comes into effect on 01/02/17