Battle of the Courts
The patents court in England has taken steps to address the criticisms that it faced in the 1990s. But a new patents bill and the advent of the Community Patent Court could present a fresh challenge. Sophie Evans reports
There is a war of spin going on between the patents courts in England and Germany. If both are to be believed, each is doing better than the other in the number of cases being heard, in the time taken to arrive at a judgment and in the quality of the decisions reached.
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