Danes say yes to the Unified Patent Court

The clear support to the European Unified Patent Court is remarkable. The last referendum in Denmark was 14 year ago in 2000 on the implementation of the EURO, and the majority voted no. The referendum on the UPC was held on 25 May 2014, the same day as the election to the European Parliament and the groundbreaking winner of that election – with more than 27% of the votes in Denmark – did advocate a no to the Unified Patent Court.

The clear support to the UPC by Danes in general is thus a very clear statement that innovation and future prosperity and jobs based on patents are more important than other political perspectives. Denmark and Sweden, together with Switzerland and Finland, are the most active countries in the world for making patent applications.