Advocate-general's opinion dismissing Spanish argument against EU unitary patent system makes it 80% likely it will be up and running by 2017

Advocate-general's opinion dismissing Spanish argument against EU unitary patent system makes it 80% likely it will be up and running by 2017

The negotiations to create an EU unitary patent and unified patent court (UPC) have been excruciatingly slow and, at times, acrimonious. Proof of the latter point is that Spain, one of the EU’s major economies, has refused to sign up and has instead…

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