KiberPipa: EU vs EPO and Patent litigation in Europe
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 08 May 2008 12:19
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The European Union (EU) plans to delegate its power to grant Community Patents to a non-Community institution, the European Patent Office (EPO). The EPO is not bound by any EU regulation, and is often described by academics as a 'state in the state'. Members of the European Parliament have also criticized the EPO for its lack of political accountability. The EPO grants software patents for the European Patent, and will probably grant such patents for the Community Patent.
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