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Toward A World Patent Judiciary

By Christa Laser

Christa Laser is a third-year law student at the George Washington University Law School. She is notes editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, studied abroad at the Max Plank Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition, and Tax Law, and next semester will be a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The world is slowly moving toward unified world patent law and a unified world patent issuance procedure. 1 When the world inevitably unifies its patent law and patent issuance, it will, at some point thereafter, demand a world patent judiciary system. Simply, a world patent judiciary system would be drastically more economically efficient.2 It would also result in more uniform application of the law. Some people may harbor concerns about a world patent judiciary system such as patent validity decisions applying to the entire world. Furthermore, some details in a world patent judicial system are important to determine such as how many appellate courts there should be and what their nature and relationship to each other should be.

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