The establishment of a European Unified Patent Court System is closely related to the establishment of a Unitary Patent for the EU. These initiatives have the potential to minimise costs and make it easier to obtain and enforce patent rights in the EU, which considerably eases the burdens for enterprises in the EU.
The implementation of unified patenting, by which one patent application applies to all of Europe, will ensure the best conditions for innovation for both entrepreneurs and enterprises. The establishment of a common European Patent Court System contributes to ensuring that disputes are resolved in the best possible way in Europe.
The reform of the patent is negotiated in a so-called enhanced cooperation, which was agreed in March 2011, and which involves all EU Member States except Spain and Italy.