IAM: European patent examiners need to level with us, not hide behind dubious stats
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 16 Sep 2008 13:40
Number of posts: 1
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I don’t think that there will be too many people at management level inside the EPO who would disagree with a proposition that some Administrative Council members do not necessarily have their main focus on what is good for the European patent system. Self interest has always been an issue when it comes to patents in Europe, as the Community patent negotiations have shown us time and again. However, not all Council members are the same. And the EPO management itself has frequently clashed with member states over a range of issues, including financing and sending EPO work to national offices.
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