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Judge calls for European patent litigation system

Emma Barraclough, London


A leading UK judge has called for a “one-stop patent shop” to cater to companies that do business across Europe, after finding a patent invalid just days after it was upheld by a court in the Netherlands

Lord Justice Jacob made his comments in a Court of Appeal ruling in a dispute between the European Central Bank and Document Security Systems (DSS), a US company that has accused the Bank of infringing its technology in the production of euro banknotes.

The Court yesterday backed the UK High Court, which ruled in March 2007 that DSS's European patent EP UK 0 455 750 was invalid. Since then, the patent has been upheld in first instance courts in the Netherlands and Germany but invalidated in France.

Jacob described the different rulings as "deeply...


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