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France Ratifies Unitary Patent Court (UPC)

The European Commission has announced that France has ratified the agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC), making it the second country to do so and the first of the three key states whose participation is mandatory for the UPC to go ahead – the other two being Germany and the UK.

As such this is a significant move towards the establishment of the UPC.

Useful link

European Commission website unitary patent ratification progress: http://ec.europa.eu