EU Patent: The Smallest Of All Perceivable Solutions Is Coming

The dice is cast: Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the EU issued a damning verdict to pending plans for creating a new trans-EU Patent Court on the basis of an international agreement. Today, the EU Council has nodded through a license for 25 of 27 EU Member States (i.e all Member States except Italy and Spain) to start negotiating on the particulars for an enhanced co-operation in order to create a, well ... not so unified EU Patent (because of it will spare out Italy and Spain).

As far as I have understood that matter the present state of affairs implies that most likely there will be no centralised court system for conflict resolving with regard to EU-2 patents emerging from the envisaged enhanced co-operation ...

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