Chapter 3: How to protect technology: enforcement of patents in Europe today and in the future
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The paper emphasizes the importance of patent protection of technical inventions compared to protection by trade secrets only. Patent protection also requires a system of enforcement that suits the needs of its users. After outlining the status quo, the paper summarizes the structure of the future Unified Patent Court. It will further discuss whether patent litigation will be more remote from the place of business and whether litigation will be more expansive and burdensome as compared to the current situation.

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