The European Max-Planck Group for Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP) is a group of scholars in the fields of intellectual property and private international law that was established in 2004 with the aim of drafting a set of principles for conflict of laws in intellectual property and to provide independent advice to European and national law makers. It is funded by the Max-Planck Society.
Two very interesting papers recently released by CLIP have been published on the website of Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg).
The purpose of the first document ("Exclusive Jurisdiction and Cross Border IP (Patent) Infringement – Suggestions for Amendment of the Brussels I Regulation") is to provide input for the report to be prepared by the Commission on the functioning in practice of the Brussels I Regulation, and to submit proposals for its amendment (see Art. 73 of the Regulation).