Good news, chaps – the Community Patent is not dead. The IPKat knows this after reading a press release from the EU website detailing a recent visit by European Parliamentarians to the EPO. According to the press release:
In recognition of the important role patents play in economic growth and development, the Commission is working on a Community Patent in order to save entrepreneurs the cost, effort and potential confusion of being granted protection under different national patent regimes.
Other useful gems are the fact that the EPO employs 6,000 people and that the EU press corps seem to be using the term iPod generically.
The IPKat says don’t hold your breath for the Community patent coming any time soon.
More of the undead here, here and here
Monday, 18 April 2005
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