Unified Patent Court

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There is no imminent referendum on Ireland's ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) despite misleading reports to that effect, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has said. The Law Society Gazette claimed this week that Robert Troy, minister of state for trade promotion, had a

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The UK will not seek to become a member of the proposed Unified Patent Court (UPC) despite earlier suggestions that it would, government officials have confirmed. An international agreement to establish the court was signed by most EU member states in 2013, but it is not an EU institution and the pr

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