Following a meeting about the preparations to implement the Unitary Patent package, the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Chair and members of the executive group of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee emphasised that the UPC and Unitary Patent are of paramount importance to competitiveness, growth and innovation in Europe.

The Unitary Patent is a patent granted by the EPO for which unitary effect can be registered with the EPO for the territory of the participating EU Member States. The EPO is an international organisation set up on the basis of the European Patent Convention. The UPC will be an international court with jurisdiction for patents granted by the EPO.