P2PNet: If you’re in Europe, VOTE !!!
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Jun 2009 12:38
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European Patent Office (EPO) -- Greens want EPO to become a Community Institution, accountable to the Commission and the EP. The EPO shall be publically funded, in order to discourage their practice of issuing high numbers of patents in order to secure EPO financing, which is detrimental to the quality of patents. Greens propose that 5% of the renewal fees of patents are transferred to an independent research and innovation fund.
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