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Advocate General rejects Spanish challenge to unitary patent package

18 November 2014

Today the long-awaited Opinions of the Advocate General on the legal challenges by Spain against the unitary patent package have been issued by the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU). The Advocate General has suggested that the CJEU should dismiss both challenges (C-146/13 and C147-13) pursued by Spain against the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

The final ruling by the CJEU on Spain's case against the unitary patent package is expected early in 2015.

A summary of the Advocate General's Opinions can be found in the press release of the CJEU.