|Deputy Prime Minister|
In the press conference Chair of the Competitiveness Council, Mr.Waldemar Pawlak (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy for Poland) said this (again, the AmeriKat was transcribing live, so there may be some errors):
"On 5 December we reached an agreement on the patent package,so when all procedural issues are finalized, this package will be adopted by Counciland Commission in first reading. We have been discussing issues of the unified patent court. There are a number of outstanding issuesstill pertaining to the unified patent court and unitary patent protection. Ido hope that we will reach an agreement on this issue that would be a historicmoment for European entrepreneurs and Europe because then we would have an agreement on the unitary patent system… All those legal acts that have an impact on competitiveness should be analyzed and assessed and evaluated by Competitiveness Council. All of those legal acts thathave impact on entrepreneurs and costs they should be assessed from the point of view of competitiveness."