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

ID

245201

SHOOT DATE

10 Jul 2012

SHOOT LOCATION

Brussels, Belgium

PRODUCTION COMPANY

EPP TV

DESCRIPTION
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.
SHOTLIST
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.
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  • Ioannis Zografos
    EPP TV Managing Producer
    Belgium
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