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July 02, 2012


Slight addendum:

The Central Division of the new unified patents court will be the main technical court for litigation in the EU hearing matters of infringement and validity - somewhat equivalent to the CAFC in the US. Appeals from this court will be held in a special court sited in Luxembourg.

I just would like to point out that apart from the ratification process, other "hiccups" are on their way, in particular to need to get the agreement of the European Parliament on this text. It is unlikely that this will be a smooth process, for more information see the IP Kat Blog

Congrats to the EU for agreeing on a unitary patent system. Hopefully, Italy and Spain will get on board eventually, once they have seen the benefits of cooperation and participation.

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