Monday, October 18 2021   \  Published by The IPKat.

The Unified Patent Court. Do we finally have a predictable timeline?

The Unified Patent Court. Do we finally have a predictable timeline?

After the order of the German Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) dated 23 June 2021, it is now clarified that Germany is able to participate in the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) and the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the UPCA (the PAP-Protocol).

In the process of full entry into force of the UPCA, there are some steps that need to be followed. The first step is Germany's ratification of the PAP-Protocol. The German Federal President has already signed the ratification bill on 7 AUgust 2021, promulgated on 12 August 2021. Although the German ratification has been of key importnace for unlocking the process, it is not enough. Continue Reading

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