5 Things US Cos. Must Consider As EU Unitary Patent Nears

Law360, New York (May 11, 2015, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The European Union's unitary patent system is set to become a reality next year after a legal challenge to the plan was rejected last week. U.S. companies that haven't paid attention to what the new system will mean for their business need to start now, and there are five key areas to look at, attorneys say.

The Court of Justice of the European Union last week ruled against Spain, which has long opposed the unitary patent system and challenged the legality of the plan. The European Patent Office said in a statement the same day that the court's decision clears the...

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