Marie-Paule Vandeberg have attended the UPP conference (Unitary Patent Package is a term which gather Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court) in Amsterdam on February 4 and 5 2016. The advantages and disadvantages of the system were discussed. The amount of the annuity is now known. 17 states have already or will soon ratify the agreement. The unified system will then cover an area of 351 million inhabitants.