Public Consultation On The Unified Patent Court Has Been Opened

Public Consultation On The Unified Patent Court Has Been Opened

From today until July 31, 2015, the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court has opened a public consultation on the proposal relating to the costs of access to the new Court. In particular, this proposal describes two different options respectively of a single equal treatment for all subjects (option 1 in the document) or of facilities for subjects such as SMEs, universities, research centers and no-profit organizations (option 2). Italy, among the 25 EU countries that have signed the Agreement for the establishment of the Unified Patent Court in 2013, has sustained the second option more times in Europe.