United Kingdom ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement (by Dr. Raphael Bösl)

On April 26, 2018 the United Kingdom has announced that it has deposited the instruments of ratification of the Agreement relating to the Unified Patent Court (UPCA). The total number of ratifications is now 16 out of 25. However, for the Unitary Patent to enter into force, Germany has still to ratify the UPC Agreement which is subject to a positive decision of the Federal Constitutional Court (1 BvR 739/17). A decision of the Court is expected this year, i.e. prior to the Brexit of the UK on March 29, 2019. 

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