Opinion of the Court (Full Court) of 8 March 2011.

Opinion pursuant to Article 300(6) EC

Opinion delivered pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU - Draft agreement - Creation of a unified patent litigation system - European and Community Patents Court - Compatibility of the draft agreement with the Treaties.

Opinion 1/09.


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Opinions of the Court
ECLI:EU:C:2011:123
08/03/2011 Accord sur la création d’un système unifié de règlement des litiges en matière de brevets
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Opinion (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:123
08/03/2011 Accord sur la création d’un système unifié de règlement des litiges en matière de brevets
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-01137

Subject-matter

Request for an opinion – Compatibility, with the EC Treaty, of a draft agreement creating a unified patent litigation system – European and Community Patents Court, composed of a court of first instance and a court of appeal – Attribution to that court of jurisdiction to determine, in particular disputes relating to the validity and/or application of Community patents, linked to the power or the obligation for that court to refer to the Court of Justice questions for a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of the EC Treaty or the validity and interpretation of acts adopted by the European Union institutions – Adverse effect on the autonomy of the Community legal order and the primacy of Community law?

Systematic classification scheme

1.
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.03 Prior opinion of the Court
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.02 Values and objectives of the European Union
    1.02.02 Objectives
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TEU, Article 19 -P1 : paragraphs 66, 71
  • TEU, Article 19 : paragraph 22
  • TEU, Article 19 -P1 : paragraph 66
  • TFEU, Article 81 : paragraph 35
  • TFEU, Article 114 : paragraph 35
  • TFEU, Article 218 -P11 : paragraphs 55, 56
  • TFEU, Article 257 : paragraph 42
  • TFEU, Article 258 : paragraph 87
  • TFEU, Article 259 : paragraph 87
  • TFEU, Article 260 : paragraph 87
  • TFEU, Article 262 : paragraphs 36, 38, 39, 43, 60 - 62
  • TFEU, Article 267 : paragraphs 80, 83, 84
  • TFEU, Article 344 : paragraphs 22, 60, 63
  • TFEU, Article 352 : paragraphs 37, 43
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -26/62 : paragraph 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/64 : paragraph 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -166/73 : paragraph 83
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/78 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -244/80 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/91 : paragraphs 65, 67, 74
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/92 : paragraph 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -422/93 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -424/93 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -424/93 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 2/94 : paragraphs 47, 49, 53
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 3/94 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -337/95 : paragraph 82
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -298/96 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/00 : paragraph 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -50/00 : paragraph 70
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -129/00 : paragraph 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -224/01 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -173/03 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -432/05 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -458/06 : paragraph 83
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/08 : paragraph 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -154/08 : paragraph 86

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/07/2009

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

08/03/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 220 from 12.09.2009, p.15

Opinion: OJ C 211 from 16.07.2011, p.2

Name of the parties

Accord sur la création d’un système unifié de règlement des litiges en matière de brevets

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Tilmann, Winfried: After the Oral Hearing on the Council's Request of an Opinion 01/09, Festschrift für Michael Loschelder (Ed. Dr. Otto Schmidt - Köln) 2010 p.403-413 (EN)
  2. Simon, Denys: Avis négatif sur le projet de création d'une juridiction des brevets, Europe 2011 Mai 2011 Étude nº 5 p.4-7 (FR)
  3. Dero-Bugny, Delphine: Journal du droit international 2011 p.515-520 (FR)
  4. Marino, Laure: Les tribulations du projet de la Cour européenne des brevets devant la CJUE, Gazette du Palais 2011 nº 173-174 Jur. p.15-16 (FR)
  5. Mpindi, Ildo D.: Union européenne : avancées sur le projet de création d'un brevet unitaire, abordable et compétitif, Revue Lamy droit des affaires 2011 nº 61 p.21-23 (FR)
  6. Müller, Matthias: Begrenzte Möglichkeit der Gründung eines Europäischen Patentgerichts - Anmerkung zum Gutachten 1/09 des EUGH vom 8.3.2011, Europarecht 2011 p.575-579 (DE)
  7. Tuominen, Nicoleta: Jurisprudență străină. Avizul CJUE nr. 1/09 al Curții Europene de Justiție, Pandectele Romane: repertoriu trimestrial de jurisprudenta, doctrina si legislatie 2011 nº 8 p.248-251 (RO)
  8. Baudenbacher, Carl: The EFTA Court remains the only Non-EU-Member States Court - Observation on Opinion 1/09 - (Opinion delivered pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU on the Agreement on the European and Community Patents Court, ECJ (Full Court), Opinion of 8 March 2011, Avis 1/09), European Law Reporter 2011 nº 7/8 p.236-242 (EN)
  9. Tilmann, Winfried: Comments on the Statement of Position by the Advocates General regarding Requested Opinion 1/09 of the Council on the European Patent and Community Patent Court, Festschrift 50 Jahre Bundespatentgericht (Ed. Carl Heymanns Verlag) 2011 p.931-943 (EN)
  10. Alberti, Jacopo: Il parere della Corte di giustizia sul Tribunale dei brevetti europeo e comunitario, Il diritto dell'Unione Europea 2012 p.367-396 (IT)
  11. Kant, M.C.A.: A specialised Patent Court for Europe?, Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht 2012 nº 2 p.193-201 (EN)
  12. González Alonso, Luis Norberto: ¿Fundamentalismo constitucional en Luxemburgo? El Tribunal de Justicia y los límites de la autonomía del sistema jurídico de la Unión Europea a la luz del Dictamen 1/09, Revista española de Derecho Europeo 2012 nº 43 p.251-274 (ES)
  13. Speyart, H.M.H.: Is er nu eindelijk een Unieoctrooi-pardon: "Europees octrooi met eenheidswerking"?, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2013 p.135-144 (NL)
  14. Ruiz-Miguel, Carlos: Ls droits fondamentaux au carrefour de la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme et de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne, Cahiers de la recherche sur les droits fondamentaux 2015 nº 13 p.121-135 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Intellectual, industrial and commercial property
  • - Patents

Procedure and result

  • Opinion procedure : non-conformity with the Treaty (opinions or rulings)

Formation of the Court

assemblée plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Silva de Lapuerta

Advocate General

Mengozzi, Kokott, Sharpston, Bot, Mazák, Trstenjak, Jääskinen, Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • French, German, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Czech

Language(s) of the Opinion

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