JURI Committee Insitst on CJEU Control after Council's political Move (to be cont'd in Sept)

Despite what initially sounded like good news from the European Council summit on 28/29 June 2012, the epic EU unitary patent saga will probably continue for many more months, as reported lately on the ksnh::law blog: JURI Committee considers Council version of Unitary Patent Regulation infringing EU Primary Law and leaves for Summer Break (July 10) Unitary Patent: Political Struggle and Shift of Competence towards Central Division (July 3) Stormy Weather Ahead: Unitary Patent, ACTA in European Parliament (July 2) Next Steps and further Problems ahead for EU Patent Package (July 1) At the European Council meeting, a truly European agreement on the seat of the Unified Patent Court could be reached, namely a split of responsibility between the three candidate cities of Paris, London, and Munich, so that the whole EU Patent Package (unitary patent, translation arrangement, unified patent court) was initially expected to quickly proceed to full adoption by the EU Parliament and the EU Commission. The problem was, however, that UK Prime Minister David Cameron could, under the strong influence of his eurosceptics allies at home, push through the 'suggestion'
that Articles 6 to 8 of the [Unitary Patent] Regulation [...] to be adopted by the Council and the European Parliament be deleted
meaning that substantive EU patent law will not any more be subject to legal supervision by the European Court of Justice (CJEU), understood by some observers as nothing less than an open declaration of deep mistrust against the Union's highest court, if not political warfare ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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