Developments in the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC) The FCC has confirmed this in answer to questions by Kluwer IP Law. […] The Government’s draft for the Federal Budget 2020 (Chapter 0710 Title 687 03 comprises a spending authorization of EUR 4,3 million).” Germany was the last European state whose ratification was required. At the time of the announcement, The German Bundestag and Council of Federal states had already adopted and signed the legislation. On December 18, 2020, Germany cleared the path for the European Unitary Patent System, which is expected to launch early 2022. The EPO has welcomed the news, explaining that “in Germany, the UPC bill will now be submitted to the German upper house (Bundesrat) for approval later this year.Once the German ratification procedure is complete, it's anticipated that the final preparatory steps could be taken to set up the Unitary Patent … In November 2020, the German Bundestag approved the introduction of a European Unitary Patent (UP) and a Unified Patent Court. On 20th March 2020 the German Constitutional Court issued a non-appealable decision upholding the complaint against the German ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court. Germany set to vote on the Unitary Patent Court (UPC), a proposal that would kill jobs and innovation in software. Open Letter to the Bundesrat: “Germany will violate 3 international agreements with the Unitary Patent” Dear Members of the Bundesrat, Tomorrow Friday 18 September 2020, the Bundesrat will be asked to ratify the Unitary Patent […] Germany’s Constitutional Court has stopped the government from ratifying the EU’s Unitary Patent Package. Germany was the … This commitment continues to exist. Now it is known why Germany, one month after the approval of the parliamentary chambers, still has not ratified the agreement necessary for the European unitary patent: There were actually two more constitutional complaints: 2BvR 2216/20 and 2BvR 2217/20. Germany was the last European state whose ratification was required. ”The Federal German Government, has always supported with verve the creation of a unitary patent system in Europe and therefore also a Unified Patent Court. Judges in Germany have dealt what may be a fatal blow to the project to create a Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe. The arrival of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the Unitary Patent (UP) may have come a step closer following the resolution of a long running court battle in Germany.Following this decision, the German government announced a consultation on the legislation required for Germany to ratify the UPC Agreement which, if passed, could bring the new system into force in 2021. The main reason for the decision was that, since the UPC Agreement amends the German Constitution in substantive terms, it would have been necessary that the act of approval of the Agreement had been … On December 18, 2020, Germany cleared the path for the European Unitary Patent System, which is expected to launch early 2022. Once approved, Germany will be able to deposit its instrument of ratification of the UPCA and thereby bring the UPC and the unitary patent into effect. On December 18, 2020, Germany cleared the path for the European Unitary Patent System, which is expected to launch early 2022. The German ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement has been put on hold at the request of the German Federal Constitutional Court. The new unitary patent system and the harmonized jurisdiction of a new Unified Patent Court will improve patent protection for patent owners in Europe.