Skip to comments.EU pushes through Unified Patent Court
Posted on 07/30/2013 3:22:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Brussels has paved the way for a specialized European patent court to solve disputes in one instance and avoid multiple litigation cases in up to 28 different national courts.
The European Commission yesterday (29 July) announced the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection by updating EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgments, the so-called Brussels I Regulation.
The changes are intended to make it easier for companies and inventors to protect their patents. The Unified Patent Court will have specialized jurisdiction in patent disputes, with an aim to cut legal costs and speed up decisions in patent infringement cases.
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Sounds like a reasonable thing they should have done out of the gate.
Takes patent law out of the hands of the member states.
Patent law has been generally harmonized throughout the EU (indeed, by way of the PCT, globally) for decades. What remains are some slight differences in national (non-EPC) granting/infringement procedures. Hardly of benefit for the vast majority of patentees.
And this Unified Patent Court only concerns European Patents, not national patents, which anyone can still opt for.
Seems to create “European patents” too. Anything to push through that “ever closer union” that only the elites want.
No one is protesting against the European patent system (which was initiated in 1973, so what do you mean “it creates European Patents” - of course it does, that’s the whole point). It is welcome by all who use it.
This is not a good example for your “elites pushing union” rhetoric.
Nice strawman there. Your link has nothing at all to do with the European patent system.
OTC? By context, I’ll take a guess that it means ‘on the contrary’. Well, no, actually. It is no prime example of the overbearing actions typical of the EU. QTTC, it is a case of the concerned circles wanting such. So the ‘EU pushes through’ (i.e. ‘forced from above’) statement of the headline is quite amiss.
You are excusing centralization. If you are trying to make me think that is a goal of the people of the EU’s member states, good luck with that effort.
No, I am just discerning between something that is beneficial and the bad stuff, based on experience and facts.
OTOH, you seem to be incapable of doing so. Or you just don't want to. Whatever. Your championing of "the goals of the EU people" is worth a laugh, at least. As if you had any clue.
Wrong again. The opposite is true. And it obviously has nothing to do with your new strawman, 'US conservatism'.
Your 'elites' meme seems pathological. Have you considered seeking professional help?
When do we stop pretending those are sovereign countries?
The elites never stop pretending, so long as it seems to placate the compliant media over there.