Rumours have been circulating that Malta has ratified the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, which it signed on 19 February 2013. The Maltese embassy in London has confirmed to us that on 21 January 2014 Malta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, on behalf of the Prime Minister, proposed that the Agreement should proceed to ratification. The ratification process is not complete and it is not clear how long it will take. We will update with further information when it becomes available.