Monday, November 28, 2016

Patents – A Novel and Inventive Approach to Brexit?; National Law Review, 11/28/16

Carl a. Rohsler and Florian Traub, National Law Review; Patents – A Novel and Inventive Approach to Brexit? :
"The announcement on Monday afternoon by the UK Government that it intended to proceed with the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) took almost all commentators by complete surprise. It was commonly believed that Brexit would either completely destroy, or at least significantly delay, the introduction of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. After all, the UK was going to leave the EU and it seemed nonsensical that it would continue to play an active role in supporting treaties that would have a profound effect on the EU just at the time that it was planning to leave the party."

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