CJEU hears the Spanish challenge to the European unitary patent

Despite the progress that has been made towards launching the European unitary patent system and the Unified Patent Court, Spain continues to actively oppose the changes to the extent that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has just heard the second legal action brought by Spain in relation to the system.

In this piece, as well as reporting on the salient points of Spain’s challenge and providing a summary of the recent hearing, we consider what the implications of this new challenge may be for the European unitary patent system and how the CJEU could try to maintain the political consensus without betraying its own constitutional case law…

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