Heise: EU and USA negotiating mutual patent recognition
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Date: 22 May 2008 13:08
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In its statement on the results of the Transatlantic Economic Council negotiations, issued last week, the council made brief reference to the intellectual property rights issue. A single bullet point in the statement references a roadmap issued jointly by the European Commission and US Patent Office aimed at advancing "global patent harmonization". According to EU Commissioner for the Internal Market, Charlie McCreevy, the focus is on negotiations to find common ground in the different patent systems and on determining what commercial rights could be jointly recognised on that basis. He added that cooperation in this field had to be improved. Progress is expected by the end of the year.
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