Patent litigation in Europe
With contributions from the national offices of the 38 European Patent Organisation's contracting states, the fifth edition of this publication provides an overview of the patent litigation systems across the member states, providing readers an at-a-glance description of the national administrative and civil prosecution and litigation procedures currently in place, as well as information about the competent courts dealing with these matters at first instance and appeal. It also contains information on the Unified Patent Court.
Patent Litigation in Europe has been prepared by the European Patent Office (EPO). Although the study has been prepared with great care, it cannot be guaranteed that the information therein is always accurate and up to date. The information is not meant to be a comprehensive study, nor to provide legal advice.
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