The unitary patent system will enter into force in the coming months. We reveal how it works, how to request the unitary effect and when this new unitary patent is more convenient than the conventional European patent validations.
The unitary patent system will enter into force in the coming months, but there are still many open questions about its operation and application procedure. We are facing a major change that will regulate the European patent with unitary effect, a mechanism that aims to unify and simplify patent protection in certain European Union (EU) countries by means of a single patent, processed in a single patent office, in a single language and paying a single annuity.
To defend the value of my invention,
I want more information on the Unitary Patent.