Unified Patent Court On Uncertain Path After UK Withdrawal

By Ryan Davis (March 2, 2020, 9:03 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s announcement last week that it will not participate in the European Union's Unified Patent Court system is another major blow to the long-gestating project, a setback that may lead companies to question its viability and casts doubt on whether it will ever launch.

The British government opted out of a planned European Unified Patent Court, casting doubt on the project's future. (iStock) After years of saying it would seek to remain part of the UPC even after its departure from the EU, the U.K. government did an about-face Thursday, pulling out of the system and saying that because the...

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