FSFE: Working breakfast on Community Patent
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 19 May 2008 09:30
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Of the six questions asked, the moderator picked this question out as the most interesting. He was an MEP, so it was nice to see this issue still touches a nerve - even moreso because he was a pro-swpat MEP (or was in 2005 at least). The Commission speaker's reply was that the Community Patent doesn't aim to encourage more patents, weaker patents, or an increase of wrongly-granted patents - but she didn't explain how it wouldn't. She did say that being EU-wide, it would be easier to overturn wrongly-granted patents since they would only have to be overturned once instead of in every Member State. She also said that by making the granting process faster, the period of uncertainty would be reduced.
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