Wealth of Ideas, March 2013
The U.S. patent system is not the only patent-granting body undergoing a great deal of change. This month, as our own patent system switches to a “first-to-file” regime in an effort to be in harmony with patent systems in other countries, we take a look at the European Union’s newly unified patent court system.
Why a Unified Patent Court?
With 27 member states, the European Union has been in the process of establishing a single European patent for the past few decades.