ECJ warns pan-European patent court would breach EU framework
Long-mooted plans for a pan-European patent court have suffered another setback after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) this week stated that such a policy would conflict with the EU's constitution. The ECJ on Tuesday (8 March) delivered an opinion in response to proposals from EU nations for a European and Community Patent Court - arguing the model would impinge on the role of national courts.
Long-mooted plans for a pan-European patent court have suffered another setback after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) this week stated that such a policy would conflict with the EU’s constitution.
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