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United Kingdom: Ratified the Unified Patent Court (UPC) on April 26, 2018

The minister of IP, Sam Gyimah, confirmed the ratification of the UPC Agreement on 4/26/2018.  The UPC will have jurisdiction over patent disputes across its contracting states, delivering a single judgment in cross-border disputes.

However, Germany, which has to ratify the UPC for it to come into effect, may still prove a stumbling block to its implementation.

The UK and France are the other two states that must ratify the UPC.  Both have now ratified.

Source:  WIPR