By Michael J. Crowley*
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B. Isolating Patent Law from EU Law Will Have Negative Consequences for Patent Law and Other Areas of Law
III. The Predicted Negative Consequences of the Inclusion of the Substantive Patent Provisions Were Exaggerated
A. The Ability for the UPC to Refer Questions of EU Law to the ECJ Will Not Lead to Debilitating Delays or Costs
B. The ECJ is Competent to Render Decisions in Patent Cases Despite its Lack of Experience in European Patent Law