Europe came a step closer to establishing a centralized patent court recently when a group of 26 European patent judges agreed unanimously on proposed guidelines and rules of procedure for how the court could operate.

Currently, each country in the European Union has its own procedures for litigating patent disputes. The European Commission, the bureaucracy that runs the European Union, mandated a European patent court seven years ago, but has yet to agree on the final language for establishing it.

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