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Proposed Patent Court Breaks EU Law: High Court

Law360 (March 8, 2011, 1:33 PM EST) -- Europe's highest court said Tuesday that the establishment of a Europe-wide patent court would break European Union laws, dealing a blow to a decadeslong effort to create a single court to hear intellectual property disputes from around the continent.

Creating a court of first instance for patent claims would take powers away from courts in EU member states, contravening provisions of the treaties that form the basis of EU law, the European Court of Justice said in its opinion.

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