After more than four decades of false starts, the European Union looks like it will finally get a unitary patent right. In a plenary debate this morning, the European Parliament voted in favour of implementing proposals for a unitary patent system that will cover 25 of the 27 EU member states. The vote follows a compromise deal agreed between the Council of Ministers and the legal affairs committee of the European Parliament late last month.

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