• 10-JUL-2012

MEPs Fight Back After Council's Last-Minute Move Delays EU Patent Plan

The creation of a European patent, valid in all Member States of the EU, has been in the political pipeline for decades. Recent breakthroughs over key aspects of the plan raised the prospect of an EU patent finally becoming reality. MEPs have therefore reacted with dismay to a last-minute manoeuvre by the Council to prevent the European Court of Justice, the EU's highest judicial body, from having a say in future disputes over patents. Available material includes an Edited Package.