Posted: November 28th, 2014
No Building for the Unified Patent Court?, by Ulrich Blumenröder, Grünecker
When it was already foreseeable at the end of 2001/beginning of 2012 that the establishment of a European Patent Court would be no chimera (any longer), but rather a reality, all big states made great efforts to host the seat of the central chamber, and towns (in Germany) tried to become the seat of local chambers. The advantage for the respective Member State, the respective Federal state and the respective town was generally regarded as considerable.
Now, following the decision in favor of Munich as the seat of a department of the central chamber and a local chamber, the implementation seems to lack the enthusiasm of the efforts employed in the context of the decision of principle.
Read the entire contribution here.
See a nice map and collage here.