On 10 December 2012, during the Competitiveness Council, the Ministers of the Participating Members State for the enhanced cooperation in the area of the unitary patent have endorsed the agreement reached by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper I), on 19 November 2012, on the unitary patent package.

During the plenary session of the European Parliament on 11 December 2012, the European deputies approved with a large majority the unitary patent package that comprises the resolutions relating to the implementation of an enhanced cooperation as regards the unitary patent protection and as regards translation issues, as well as the resolution relating to a unified jurisdictional system for patent disputes.