Horns: EU Commission to Launch Another Patent Consultation This Summer
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Date: 13 Feb 2008 00:17
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The EU Commission plans to publish an Official Communication on various open questions in patent politics in summer 2008. Target is to favour quality over quantity, and also dealing with the phenomenon of Patent Trolls will be on the agenda. [...] Mr Wild is, of course, right to stress that the challenge therewith is that not every non-practising entity is an abusive patent troll; for example, universities and other research institutions do not sell or manufacture products, but they do do a lot of R&D - something that Europe is very keen to encourage. Hence, it looks as if we might expect some interesting discussion on NPEs (Non-practising Entities) later this year.
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