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Ireland is to host a local division of the Unified Patent Court

December 20th, 2014

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The Government’s rationale for its decision to take this path, instead of opting for a regional division, is to encourage innovation. The idea is that SMEs will be able to take advantage of the new unitary patent right and to resolve unitary patent disputes locally, in a more cost effective manner than might otherwise be the case. This is very good news for business and comes after a concerted lobbying campaign by business and the intellectual property profession to establish… Read more…