Community Patent is still a dream for Europe

O'Driscoll, Cath
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/24/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 29, p35
Trade Publication
The article states that Europe's long-awaited Community Patent is as far away as ever, according to delegates present at a 2006 meeting on the future of European patent policy. Proponents of the scheme say it could potentially reduce the costs of patenting by avoiding the need for multi-translations. But 30 years after the idea of a Community Patent was first proposed, stakeholders universally rejected the modified version created in 2003.


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