German constitutional court extends deadline for comments in UPC case


  • The latest news in the challenge in the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) to the constitutionality of the German legislation enabling the ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPC) is that the BVerfG has extended the deadline for comments from 31 October to 31 December 2017.  (As reported here, the BVerfG has sent the complaint to several parties to the proceedings and to third parties for their comments, recipients including the Federal Government, the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein, DAV) and EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association).)

Richard Pinckney


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