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The Unitary Patent Package: What obstacles remain? The latest facts and rumours.

EU flagBefore the Unitary Patent Package can take effect there are various legal obstacles that need to be cleared. Some decisions are still to be made (the scale of fees being one that IPCcopy is particularly keen to hear about), and some legal hoops are still to be jumped (ratification, and amendment to the Brussels I Regulation being the most significant).

So, what remains to be dealt with before the first unitary patent can be granted, and when can we realistically expect the way to be cleared?

Here, IPCopy breaks down the procedures that remain, and takes a look at the word on the street regarding the likely processes and timescales for each.