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The Chairmen of the UPC Preparatory Committee and the EPO Select Committee has released a statement.

“At this stage it is too early to assess what the impact of this vote on the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent Protection eventually could be. This will largely depend on political decisions to be taken in the course of the next months. It has to be recalled that for the time being the United Kingdom remains a Member State of the European Union and a Signatory State of the Unified Patent Court Agreement.”

The communication emphasised that the work of the Preparatory Committee and the Select Committee has progressed far and they will continue their technical implementation work to bring the Unified Patent Court and the Unitary Patent into operation as soon as possible. They expect it to be completed before the end of the year.

For full details, see the Committee’s communication

7 Jul 2019