Council of Europe Agrees on seat of Patent Court in Paris

On June 29, 2012, the Council of Europe has agreed that the main seat of the European Patent Court shall be in Paris. In addition to this main seat, the Court shall have two branches, one in London for biotech and pharmaceutical patents and one in Munich for mechanical engineering patents and administration. The European Parliament, however, has refused to hold a vote on the new EU-Patent. Therefore, the implementation of the patent and court system is actually blocked.