Europe comes one step closer to a Unitary Patent System

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced an opinion giving a green light to the long-standing aim to create a unitary patent and unified patent litigation system. Although such opinions are not binding on the court, which is expected to issue its final judgment in the middle of next year, news of the opinion of Advocate General Bot will be a huge boost to the chances of the project becoming a reality.