At the Competitiveness Council on 10 December 2012, the Council is expected to endorse the final package on the patent reform. The European Parliament will vote on the package on 11 December 2012 so that the legislative procedure on the regulations for the creation of unitary patent protection could be finalised by the end of 2012. The signature of the draft agreement could take place early 2013. The Commission hopes that the first unitary patent will be granted in 2014.
The Audiovisual Services of the European Commission have produced a video stockshot to illustrate the subject. This video shows the possible agreement of EU-wide Patent regulation with footage of the Pasteur Institute in France, Novozymes in Denmark, the European Patent Office in Germany and Sensaris in France. SHOTLIST