Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Europe's unified system and patent court -- latest news

The General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union issued this Communication yesterday, giving notice of the provisional agenda of a meeting of the Working Party on Intellectual Property (Patents) next Thursday, 2 April, at 10am. There are two substantive items on the agenda:

* The recommendation from the Commission that it be authorised to open negotiations for the adoption of an Agreement creating a Unified Patent Litigation System and

* The Draft Agreement on the European and Community Patents Court: examination of a revised text.
There is no public online access to the relevant documentation, but you can click here and follow the links to fill in your online application.

[Hat-tip to blogger Axel Horns, who tweeted this information earlier this morning]

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