From the press release: “The Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, has today (26 April 2018) confirmed that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). Our ratification brings the international court one step closer to reality. […]
Innovative businesses will benefit significantly from the Unified Patent Court. It removes the requirement to assert rights before the court system of each state. The unique nature of the proposed court means that the UK’s future relationship with the Unified Patent Court will be subject to negotiation with European partners as we leave the EU. Ratification of the UPCA will keep the UK at the forefront of influencing the international system."
Read the full press release here.