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The graph below compares the estimated costs of protection in an adjustable selection of states using traditional national validation alone or in combination with a Unitary Patent (UP). While the list of territories covered by future UPs is expected to grow, the graph shows the potential savings for a UP in up to the original 17 ratified states.
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These estimates are based on a number of assumptions and are provided for comparison purposes only. The information provided here should not be relied upon without first seeking professional advice. Your Potter Clarkson attorney will be able to advise on a validation strategy and provide a detailed short term cost estimate.