On July 20 the UK made its final preparation to withdraw from the Unified Patent Court project. In accordance view Brexit decision, the United Kingdom no longer wishes to be part of the Unified Patent Court system. Participating in a court that applies EU law and bound by the CJEU is inconsistent with the aims of becoming an independent self-governing nation.
The Preparatory Committee will now convene to discuss the consequences of this withdrawal and agree a way forward. The central division of the Court with responsibility for life sciences cases, that had been allocated to London, will have to be moved; a good opportunity for Milan that already bid to host London’s central division of the Unified Patent Court after the UKs withdrawal from the EU.