Analysis

Embattled Unified Patent Court Likely Further Delayed

Law360, New York (June 20, 2017, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A German court is weighing an apparent constitutional challenge to national legislation ratifying the European Union’s new Unified Patent Court, which could further delay the long-running effort to set up a single Europe-wide patent system, if not undermine its current form entirely, experts say.

The German Federal Constitutional Court has asked President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to hold off signing the legislation into law while it considers a legal complaint brought by an unknown individual, which the president has reportedly agreed to do. The court’s request, first reported...
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