UK Has Uncertain Post-Brexit Role In Unified Patent Court

By Ryan Davis (March 29, 2017, 9:12 PM EDT) -- The United Kingdom began the process of leaving the European Union on Wednesday, and while attorneys expect Britain to be part of the EU's new Unified Patent Court while the separation is finalized, questions remain about whether it can participate in the court after leaving the bloc.

British Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to the European Council signaling the U.K.'s intention to leave the EU as a result of last year's referendum. The move officially begins two years of negotiations over the terms of the departure, which will include the U.K.'s role in the patent court.

The British government said in...

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