From time to time I have blogged about the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court--and how it might affect patent remedies within the E.U.--which 25 of the E.U. member states have approved but which is not yet up and running. As reported today in IPKat, the Kluwer Patent Blog, and no doubt many other outlets, the Court of Justice for the European Union today rejects Spain's challenges to the Unitary Patent system, thus paving the way for implementation (though formal ratifications are still needed from several member states, see here). According to another article on the Kluwer Blog from earlier this week, the first cases could be heard as early as October 2016. Links to the English-language versions of the CJEU judgments are here and here.