Economic and legal aspects of the patent litigation in the European Union: developments and perspectives. Patendivaidluste lahendamise majandus-õiguslikke küsimusi Euroopa Liidus: arengud ja perspektiivid

  • Ants Kukrus
  • Raul Kartus
Keywords: European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA), Unified Patent Litigation System (UPLS), European and European Union Patents Court (EEUPC), Agreement on the European and Community Patents Court, European Union patent (EU patent), European Court of Justice (E

Abstract

This article introduces an ongoing process of creation of the Unified Patent Litigation System (UPLS) in Europe and describes shortly the structure of the proposed European and European Union Patents Court (EEUPC). Current patent litigation systems in various European countries and deficiencies in the current systems are also described. The EEUPC will deal with the infringement and validity cases of European patents and EU patents. This article contains a detailed list of court actions over which EEUPC has exclusive jurisdiction, benefits of the new system as well as stakeholders’ concerns.

Author Biographies

Ants Kukrus
Tallinn University of Technology
Raul Kartus
Tallinn University of Technology
How to Cite
Kukrus, A., & Kartus, R. (1). Economic and legal aspects of the patent litigation in the European Union: developments and perspectives. Patendivaidluste lahendamise majandus-õiguslikke küsimusi Euroopa Liidus: arengud ja perspektiivid. Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy, 19(1). https://doi.org/10.15157/tpep.v19i1.430
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