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.