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- FPS Economy | European Patent Office | Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
The EU single market is about to enter a new era of promoting investment in innovation. The long-awaited arrival of the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court, set to become operational in early 2023, will boost the development and trade of IP-intensive goods and services, spark up foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and facilitate the scaling-up of European innovative SMEs.
We organised a conference to mark this milestone in the completion of the EU’s single market for innovation.
The conference welcomed a host of high-level speakers, including the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and the President of the European Patent Office. They discussed the various avenues the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court will open up for IP protection, as well as their potential to boost innovation across Europe. It`s an opportunity you cannot miss!
The conference took place in Brussels on Thursday 17 November 2022.