Making sense of Europe’s Unitary Patent

The aim of the EU Patent Package is to provide a single pan-European patent and a single court for litigation of European patents. While this package is being heralded by some as a means to make access to the patent system easier, less costly and more legally secure, by providing uniform patent protection in all participating member states, it remains to be seen whether the current proposals will actually deliver these benefits to patentees.

An article by Gwilym Roberts, Partner and Julia Venner, Associate, Kilburn & Strode, LLP, London, UK in the WIPO magazine

www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2014/03/article_0003.html