The role of the EU Court of Justice in the future European post-grant patent infrastructure

In our yesterday's posting on the ksnh::law blog titled "Does Art 5 UPP Regulation enable CJEU Jurisdiction over Substantive Patent Law?", we attend to the role the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will play in the new European patent post-grant infrastructure. This role is basically determined by Article 5.3 of the Unitary Patent Protection Regulation (UPPR), which provides a link to substantive patent law as codified by Articles 14f to 14i of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) via referring to the "national law [of that participating Member State being] applicable to the European patent with unitary effect as an object of property" according to Art 7 UPPR. Whether or not this link is strong enough to authorise the CJEU to hand down preliminary rulings according to Art 267 TFEU in the area of substantive patent law will be subject to interpretation by ... the CJEU itself ...Zum vollständigen Artikel


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