Reform of European patent law enters into force on June 1, 2023

Germany has ratified the European patent law reform so that it will now enter into force on June 1, 2023. From June 1, 2023, the following changes will come into force:

  • A European patent with unitary effect (unitary patent) can be obtained.
  • European patents and unitary patents can be centrally enforced and challenged before the Unified Patent Court.