EU Vote On Single Patent System Stalled Over Court's Role

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT) -- A plan to establish a single patent system for the European Union hit a snag Tuesday when the European Parliament delayed a vote on the proposal amid concerns about the role of the European Court of Justice in the system.

The European Council, which consists of the heads of EU member states, agreed Friday that the patent court would have locations in Paris, London and Munich. It also proposed deleting the provisions of the draft regulations for the new single patent system that allow the Court...
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