Guardian: EU seen edging towards deal on patents in 2009
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Date: 05 Dec 2008 17:43
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Alain Pompidou, former president of the European Patent Office, said rules for filing a community patent could be agreed by 2010 if a political decision is taken in 2009, but creating a new legal system would take five to seven years. "It's necessary for Europe to move otherwise it will lose the competitive advantage of a community patent and jurisdiction," Pompidou told Reuters.
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