IAM: More mutual recognition talk as patent harmonisation efforts intensify
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 19 Jun 2008 13:20
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Summary:
In the past, mutual recognition has always been opposed by the Europeans because, among other things, they consider that standards of patentability in the US, for one, are not as high in many areas as they are in Europe. And while there are clearly major hurdles in the way of progress on this front, recent developments in the US courts have tended to raise the crossbar as far as applicants at the USPTO are concerned. And, who knows, after the In re Bilski case is finally resolved at either the CAFC or the Supreme Court, Europe and the US may even be a little closer with regard to the controversial areas of business methods and software patents.
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