Follow the links below for the latest news from HGF on the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court:

UPC Prep Comm - Further progress, yet Further delays - September 2017

UPC Agreement Provisional Application Phase and What’s Next - July 2017

UK presses on with ratification of the UPC Agreement - June 2017

December 2017 target start date for UPC will not be achieved - June 2017

UK General Election – December UPC start date seems doubtful - April 2017

UPC, ratification and Article 50 - what next? - April 2017

Still confident the UPC could open in December 2017 - March 2017

12th UPCA Ratification and other UPC News - February 2017

The UPC and what to expect - January 2017

 The UPC to be operational by December 2017 - January 2017

UK signs the UPC Protocol on Privilege and Immunities - December 2016

UK to Ratify UPC Agreement - November 2016

UK – ratifying the UPC – could we, should we? - September 2016

Netherlands – 11th State to Ratify UPC Agreement - September 2016

UPC - 10 down; 3 to go... - June 2016

The Unified Patent Court: the future cost of patent litigation in Europe - May 2016

Would Brexit mean the end of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court? - May 2016

Preparing for change: a new type of patent for Europe - May 2016

Preparing for change: The UPC opt-out decision - April 2016

UPC Case Management - bulk opt-out - March 2016

UK Parliament Approves UP & UPC Draft Legislation - March 2016

No Official Fee to Opt Out of the UPC – confirmed - February 2016

A closer look at the UPC central division - February 2016

9th UPC Ratification – could the UK be next? - February 2016

SPCs and Unitary Patents - December 2015

Agreement reached on the distribution of renewal fees in respect of Unitary Patents - November 2015

UPC Rules Of Procedure Finalised - November 2015

The Unitary Patent gets more unified - October 2015

Italy to Join Unitary Patent July 2015

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – EPO adopts lowest proposed fees - June 2015

2016 for the first Unitary Patents? - May 2015

UPC – Preparatory Committee Proposes Court Fees - May 2015

ECJ Clears the Way for the Unitary Patent - May 2015 

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Proposed Figures Revealed - March 2015

Test Driving the UPC Case Management Software - November 2014

Green Light from AG Bot for Unitary Patent in Europe - November 2014

17th Draft Rules of Procedure of the UPC - November 2014

Testers wanted - UPC prototype e-filing/case management test system goes live - October 2014

AG Opinion on the Spanish Challenge to the UPC - Delayed -  October 2014

Unified Patent Court - New Expert panel and Updated Road Map - September 2014

Ireland to vote on the Unitary Patent in 2015 - August 2014 

Latest on the Spanish Challenge to the Unitary Patent for Europe - July 2014

5th Member State to Ratify the UPC Agreement - Denmark - June 2014

Belgium - 4th to Ratify the UPC Agreement - June 2014

Sweden Deposits Instrument of Ratification for UPC Agreement - June 2014

2 steps forward, 1 step back – are we really any closer to the first Unitary Patent? - May 2014

"Yes" vote in Denmark's referendum on Unified Patent Court - May 2014

Intellectual Property Act 2014 – are we really one step closer to a Unified Patent Court? - May 2014

“And then there were 4…" Progress towards a Unitary Patent for Europe - May 2014

The Unitary Patent Package - 1 year on... - March 2014