A Crazy Day in Brussels Ended with Luxemburg receiving the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court?

Luxemburg, future home of the Court of Appeal of the Unified Patent Court? It has been a crazy day in Brussels and in the IP blogoshere yesterday, beginning - despite of harsh criticism - with hopes of the Polish Presidency to obtain an agreement on the EU Patent Package including the seat of the Unified Patent Court, continuing with expectations, speculations [1], [2] and frustrations due to the fact that the only source of information being common-place press conference repeating the same old known mantras (like the enormous cost reduction the Unitary Patent would bring; opposing view here), accompanied by 'water level reports' and even more speculations in the blogoshere ([1], [2], [3]). At the end of the day we were left with a press report and a Commissioner's tweet telling us that an agreement was missed by only a small margin and a few more days were needed. Now the ksnh::law blog (and others [1], [2]) told us in a posting titled "EU Patent Package: No (Complete) Solution Yet" how it ended in the night, keeping in mind that the question really electrifying the blogosphere was, of course, the seat of the new Court ...Zum vollständigen Artikel


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