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The European Unitary Patent

  • September 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 34 pages

Unifying patent regime across the European Union

This report studies the different nuances of the unitary patent regime: the historical overview, the participating nations, the working mechanism, the court structure, the various difficulties that may arise with the establishment of this new system and the status update.

Research Scope
-In 2012, Member States and the European Parliament agreed on the patent package--a legislative initiative consisting of two Regulations and an international Agreement, laying the ground for the creation of unitary patent protection in the EU.
-The system deals with the establishment of a Unified Patent Court: a single and specialized jurisdiction to oversee disputes arising from the unitary patent mechanism.
-Once the Agreement and the Regulations come into force, it will be possible to obtain a European patent with unitary effect.
-This legal title ensuring uniform protection for an invention across Member States on a one-stop shop basis, provides huge cost advantages and reduces administrative burdens.
-This market insight studies the different nuances of the unitary patent regime: the historical overview, the participating nations, the working mechanism, the court structure, the various difficulties that may arise with the establishment of this new system and the status update.

Table Of Contents

The European Unitary Patent
Research Scope 3
Historical Overview 5
Unified Patent Court 15
Issues Regarding Unitary Patent Regime 21
Business Impact 23
Key Findings 26
The Frost and Sullivan Story 30

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