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H. Will the Unified Patent Court have jurisdiction over the UK?

We don’t know – subject to the proposals mentioned above, that would allow the UK to participate in the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court, the Unified Patent Court will not have jurisdiction over European patents validated in the UK and the Unitary Patent will not be effective in the UK. This will not impact on the ability of UK based European patent attorneys to obtain Unitary Patents for clients. For the avoidance of doubt, the Unified Patent Court will not have jurisdiction over national patents. This remains the case, even for states that are participating in the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court.

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