New Unitary Patent Paves the Way for Innovative Companies in Europe

OrganizationsOther ♦ Published: June 1, 2023; 23:53 ♦ (Vindobona)

As of June 1, 2023, a unitary patent (unitary patent) will be introduced that will be valid in most member states of the European Union. Austria already ranks eighth in the EU for future technologies.

The Austrian Patent Office is the central authority for industrial property protection in Austria, with its headquarters in Vienna. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons; ÖPA/Astrid Bartl, CC BY-SA 3.0 (

Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler emphasizes that this new possibility of unitary patent protection will further strengthen Austria as a location for innovation. To ensure that these inventions are also successful throughout Europe, they need the best possible support, which the unitary patent offers.

The Unitary Patent will initially be effective in 17 EU countries:…