24 August 2011

The Situation of the EU Patent in the present Summer Recess

In a new article titled European Patent with unitary effect: How to carry on? on our ksnh::law blog my colleague Axel Horns sketches the political and legal situation of the EU patent in the present summer break as well as how the implementation of enhanced cooperation may continue coming fall.

Within the two-step process, consisting of authorisation and implementation of enhanced cooperation, we have not yet reached the point where the second step can be finalised, while the matter is now lying on the table of the somewhat ominous Friends of the Presidency Group.