The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the legislation for introducing of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is not constitutional.
According to the Court, in this case there is a transfer of adjudication authorities from national to international level. This requires the law to be accepted with two-thirds majority in the Bundestag, which wasn’t happened.
It is possible this decision to put a spanner in the works for the UPC as a whole. Although the German Parliament can pass the legislation again, this will take time, time which can allow other countries to express their reluctance toward the UPC concept.