On Friday 17 February 2017, Daniel Wise will present a webinar discussing the impact of Brexit on the patent regime in Europe. While the UK’s momentous decision to leave the EU may have little immediate impact on the core business of obtaining and knocking out patents at the EPO, it raises profound questions about the future and utility of the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. The UK has restated its commitment to this long-awaited EU project, and few doubt that the system will now come into force by late 2017. Daniel will review the current situation and discuss likely models for UK participation in Europe’s multilayered patent system. He will also explain the practical implications of these developments, highlighting the portfolio decisions that will most likely be required of Australian patentees and their advisors later this year.