The Unified Patent Court Agreement was signed into law in Brussels today.
Twenty-four members of the European Union signed the Agreement.
Interestingly, Italy has signed the Agreement (contrary to Spain and Poland), while an appeal against the Unitary Patent through Enhanced Cooperation, signed by Italy and Spain, is still pending.
It is considered Bulgaria will sign the Agreement once it completes internal administrative procedures. Poland and Spain could sign the Agreement later if they wish.
Click here to read the Press Release
On January 11 2013, the Council of the European Union published the document “Agreement on a Unified Patent Court”, to access the document please click here