Heise: European Patent Office staff to demonstrate for reforms
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Date: 15 Sep 2008 14:52
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Summary:
Heiner Flocke, president of an association set up by German small and medium-sized enterprises to protect their interests in patent affairs, supports SUEPO. He said in an interview that the weaknesses of the European patent system result mainly from the lack of patent quality and the resulting flood of patents. Speaking for the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises, he deplores the fact that "patents are increasingly being used tactically and as offensive weapons or as instruments of power – This abuse of the patent system is endangering many promising innovations by the small and medium-sized enterprises that are the backbone of the German economy."
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