As expected, the second chamber of the German Parliament (« Bundesrat ») has just voted today in favor of the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement and of the Protocol to the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (click here)
The vote was unanimous and the next step is now a
formal signature of the Law by the German President.
Before the law is signed, we will monitor whether another
appeal is filed before the Federal Constitutional Court, as it is expected from
entities opposed to this agreement, in particular in the field of free
We will keep you promptly informed of the next
developments and more generally in relation to the
pending questions of the relocation of the London section of the UPC and the
third Member State required to ratify the UPC Agreement in place of the UK.