German EU Presidency ends with Patent Seminar

Today starts, in Munich, a two day Symposium: “The Future of European Patent Jurisdiction” organised by the German Federal Patent Court, in consultation with the Federal Ministry of Justice, The meeting is expected to bring together 200-250 participants from all over Europe who are actively engaged with this issue in their work as judges and lawyers, as members of the business or scientific communities, or as decision-makers in EU Member State governments and the European Commission. Federal Minister of Justice Brigitte Zypries will attend the symposium and deliver the opening speech.If only Germany could be as effective in brokering a EU Treaty consensus as they can be on reaching a common view on EPLA, wouldn’t that be what the European patent community is waiting for too long?We hope to be able to get you news from the conference later today.