Saturday, 23 August 2008
UK-IPO is seeking information from those using the litigation process as part of ongoing discussions on the European Patent Court.
One possible limitation of the questionnaire is that it is appears to be aimed only at those using the patent system as a patent-owner (patent-owners, corporations). As such, it does not appear to ask adequate questions of those using the litigation system on a more regular basis, such as patent professionals. It is not clear that ownership of patents necessarily correlates with litigation activity or experience, so the IPKat wonders whether the insight of practitioners would offer a valuable contribution to this discussion. Nevertheless, he urges contribution to the survey from all those interested. However, the ever contrary Merpel just doesn't like filling out forms.