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Sweden moves towards the unitary patent

The Swedish parliament are currently considering two patent bills, one of which mainly concerns amendments necessary for the adaptation of their law to the unitary patent system

According to the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, these changes are intended to come into force when the unitary patent system comes into effect in Sweden.

The bill also proposes that the Swedish Parliament should approve the agreement on the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), and the recent agreement between Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic regional division of the UPC. The regional division would be located in Stockholm and the language of the proceedings would be English.