Is there a way out of the deadlock created by the Brexit vote and can the Unitary Patent system still go live next year as planned? According to Wouter Pors, partner of Bird & Bird in The Hague, industry clearly prefers a UP system including the UK and attempts are being made to convince the UK to ratify the UPC Agreement (UK ratification is needed in order for the system to launch). In this guest post for the Kluwer Patent Blog he writes: ‘The idea seems to be that individual UPC.'
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This article was first published on Kluwer Patent blog on 11 October 2016.