SSP: EPO lobbying for a Central Patent Court
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Date: 01 Dec 2008 23:51
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The European Patent Office does not only grant software patents, it also lobbies the legislators to validate them through the creation of a central patent court. Here is what they recently said in a press release: "The report repeatedly calls for the creation of a centralised European patent judiciary and above all, a Community patent to do away with some of the most obvious shortcomings of the present European patent system, a stance which the EPO wholeheartedly endorses. Moreover, the EPO welcomes the report as it provides further insight into applicant behaviour, bringing support to some of the Office's initiatives intending to safeguard or increase the quality of European patents, such as "Raising the bar", to introduce stricter rules related to the filing of divisional applications." Despite the fact that the EPO is only an executive institution, it has also lobbying powers when it comes to define the kind of patent law that the society needs.
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