Euro patent court push suffers another setback
The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has declared that plans to form a European patent court are incompatible with European Union treaties, marking a setback in the long-running campaign to create a centralised patent litigation system. The Council of the European Union requested the opinion of the ECJ last June, with the Advocate General's response on 2 July stating: "As it stands at present, the envisaged agreement creating a unified patent litigation system is incompatible with the treaties."
Long-awaited European patent court on hold as ECJ Advocate General describes proposals as ‘incompatible’
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