Portugal: The Court of Intellectual Property has exclusive jurisdiction to revoke patents, Supreme Court of Justice of Portugal, 1248/14.6YRLSB.S1, 14 December 2016

Kluwer Patent Blog
July 5, 2017

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The Court of Intellectual Property has exclusive jurisdiction to revoke patents. The mandatory arbitration court established by Law 62/2011 cannot declare the nullity of a pharmaceutical patent even if the issue is raised merely as a defence and with effects limited to the parties to the proceedings.

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law