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The Long Road to a Supranational Patent System in the European Union

On June 29, 2012, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, announced that twenty-five of the twenty-seven Member States of the European Union (EU) finally reached an agreement concerning the creation of a unitary patent system. Anticipated … Continue reading

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The European Court of Justice Bars Stem Cell Patents In Landmark Decision

The European Court of Justice in Luxemburg ruled on October 18, 2011 in a landmark decision in the case C-34/10 Oliver Bruestle v Greenpeace e.V. and barred embryonic stem cell patents in Europe. In its ruling, the Court said that … Continue reading

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