Will the EU’s Unitary Patent System Resolve Uncertainty?

August 13, 2020

The unitary patent is designed to lower the regulatory burdens affecting IP-intensive industries. It reduces unnecessary compliance costs associated with current regulations and promotes innovation, which is a driving force for economic success. Yet questions about how the UP system will adjust to an EU without the UK  and allow a patent term adjustment period to ensure adequate protection in the market need to be resolved sufficiently before the new system begins.