It’s not breaking news anymore, but important anyway as this dossier is moving: the EU Parliament approved going forward with the singlish EU patent (singlish because not all EU member states are participating, Spain and Italy have decided to opt out for the moment but may opt in later).

The next step will be taken in the Council. The Council of Competitiveness Ministers is expected to formally adopt the decision authorising enhanced cooperation on 9-10 March.  The Commission will then submit two legislative proposals: one establishing the single patent (under the co-decision procedure) and the other on the language regime (consultation procedure). The Parliament has adopted a resolution calling upon the Council to use the co-decision procedure for both proposals.