European Patent Law
Towards a Uniform Interpretation
Stefan Luginbuehl, PhD, Attorney at Law, Lawyer, European Patent Office, Germany
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In his detailed study, Stefan Luginbuehl critically examines the latest efforts to establish a common European and EU patent litigation system and suggests possible alternatives to such a system.
Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: New Ways to Achieve a Uniform Interpretation of European Patent Law and Possible Solutions to the Problems Related to Them 1. Specialised National Patent Courts 2. Forum Shopping Related to Patent Litigation in Europe 3. Conclusion in Regard to the Unification of Interpretation and Avoiding Multiple Litigation by Way of Specialised National Courts and Forum Shopping 4. Combination of Concentration of Litigation at the National Level and Other Measures Part II: Proposals for a Common Patent Court in Europe 5. The European Patent Court Based on the Proposal of the Working Party on Litigation of the European Patent Organisation 6. The Patent Court for Europe Based on the Proposals for an Agreement on the European and EU Patents Court (EEUPC) 7. Summary and General Conclusions Bibliography Index