Europe's 'one patent court to rule them all' vision may be destroyed by EPO shenanigans
Written by Daniel van Herck :: [Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:40]
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By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 20 Jul 2017. The freeze on long-held plans to approve a single patent court for Europe is a result of the actions of the president of the European Patent Office, according to German media reports. The Unitary Patent Court (UPC) has been in progress since 2012, but last month Germany's constitutional court unexpectedly ordered a halt to legislation ratifying it. The German government's approval is essential for the court to move forward.