Paris, London, Munich Will Share EU Patent Court

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT) -- Leaders of the European Union's member states reached what they called a "historic breakthrough" Friday in efforts to establish a single European patent system, striking a deal calling for the court that will hear patent cases to have divisions in Paris, London and Munich.

The location of the court had been a sticking point in the long-gestating plan for a single patent system, in which one patent would be valid throughout the EU, because leaders France, the U.K. and Germany all wanted to house the court....
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