Friday 29 June 2012

Agreement on Community Patent (?)

Update: For the latest news, see here and here.

The according to the latest news here (DPA via Focus online), van Rompuy's Solomonic proposal to split the Unified European Patent Court into three parts - the central division being located in Paris and two other divisions in London and Munich respectively has been adopted. If this is true, this amounts to a great breakthrough in the 40-years of history of negotiations on the EU patent.

Further, according to this source, the London branch will deal with the administrative matters and the substantive jurisdiction will be distributed based on the technical field over the 3 cities.


  1. But then Solomon was wise enough not to really cut the baby in two ...

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  3. Solomons wisdom was that the maternal affection of the real mother would prevent him from doing so. Apparently, nobody appears to have developed a sufficient degree of such maternal affection for the patents packagage to stop this. Surprisingly, it was David Cameron whose maternal feelings on wednesday evening came closest to this.


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