Cleary Gottlieb

International Top 30 position: 13
International 50 position (Asia-Pacific): =40

Approval of the EU Unitary Patent Package

On 11 December 2012, the European Parliament approved three measures collectively known as the EU Unitary Patent Package, consisting of a regulation creating a European patent with unitary effect, a regulation establishing a language regime for the Unitary Patent; and an international agreement setting up the Unified Patent Court. The EU Unitary Patent Package will create a single European-level patent for 25 EU Member States (all except Spain and Italy) as from 1 January 2014.

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Firmwide revenue 2011 ($m): 1,125
Global lawyers 2011: 1,183
Jurisdiction: US
No. of offices: 3
No. of qualified lawyers: 52 (International 50)