The Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) and the European patent with unitary effect (“Unitary Patent”) are expected to come into full force in 2018 at the earliest. A provisional period in which existing, granted European patents and applications may be opted-out from the UPC is expected to start in late 2017. The UPC and Unitary Patent will introduce the most radical changes to patent litigation in Europe for 40 years.
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