10 June 2013: Publication in the CEIPI Collection: "What Patent law for the European Union?"


The CEIPI and its Research department are pleased to inform you about the publication of a new volume in the CEIPI collection (Lexis-Nexis-Litec Edition) edited by Christophe Geiger, Director General of the CEIPI entitled:

"What Patent Law for the European Union?" / "Quel droit des brevets pour l’Union européenne ?"

The European Patent System stands at a crossroads. Although an agreement on a European Union patent was expected, the creation of such an instrument ran up against several difficulties. As a consequence, the implementation of a European patent with “unitary effect” through the mechanism of enhanced co-operation was decided. At the same time, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) issued a negative opinion on the legislative proposals to create a European Patent Court which, in turn, led to the adoption of a revised text that sparked major debates. The need to reflect on the future of the patent system in the European Union is felt as never before.

In this context, the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) brought together renowned academics, eminent professionals, judges, and institutional representatives active in the field of intellectual property for a conference on the topic “What Patent Law for the European Union?” held on 26 and 27 April 2012 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

This book presents the results of this important event and proposes areas for further consideration with a view to the development of an effective and balanced legal and judicial framework for patents within the European Union.

This book is up to date with the Regulation (EU) N° 1257/2012 of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection and the Council Regulation (EU) N° 1260/2012 of 17 December 2012 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of creation of unitary patent protection with regard to the applicable translation arrangements.

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