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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: United forever?

25 November 2011  

Tim Harris examines the Patents County Court and proposals for a unified patents court

The Patents Court in London has long had an international reputation as a rigorous specialist forum for parties to settle all types of IP disputes. This article reviews two recent notable but quite separate developments: it looks first at the UK’s Patents County Court, which was re-launched just over a year ago, and then considers the current proposals for a Unified Patent Court in Europe.