On 17th February, Germany deposited the ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA). The step marks the successful completion of the necessary ratification procedures by the participating EU member states for the Unitary Patent Package to become effective for currently 17 states. The new system is now ready to enter into operation on 1 June 2023.

The following EPO webpage gathers a complete overview and details on the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court.