Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2021, 5:37 PMUpdated: July 9, 2021, 6:54 PM

German Judges Clear Path for Long-Debated EU Patent Court (1)

Matthew Bultman
Matthew Bultman

A German court rejected a constitutional challenge to a law approving the nation’s participation in the proposed Unified Patent Court, a significant step forward to making the EU-wide patent court a reality.

The Federal Constitutional Court rejected applications for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented Germany from ratifying an agreement for the Unified Patent Court, a pan-European court for patent disputes.

The constitutional court held the complaints “failed to sufficiently assert and substantiate a possible violation of their fundamental rights,” according to a news release on the court’s website.

“It will happen,” Finnegan Europe LLP attorney Nicholas Fox said ...

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