Community patent close to breakdown


Discussions to reach a final agreement on a single European patent have collapsed again, pushing the 30-year old project to the brink of ruin

Discussions to reach a final agreement on a single European patent have collapsed again, pushing the 30-year old project to the brink of ruin.

In a meeting on May 17 and 18 which many had hoped would finally bring some progress on the long-awaited Community patent, trade ministers of the 25 EU member states failed to agree on a compromise put forward by the Irish presidency.

After its meeting, the Council of Ministers announced that the "necessary unanimity could not be found in support of the Presidency's compromise proposal".

The European Commission, which under the Greek EU presidency had worked towards a breakthrough by all member states in a Council meeting in March 2003, voiced...


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Had a good planning call for our 10th Sept webinar on early dispute resolution today. More details & register here http://t.co/gh3Ka8t9q1

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Due tomorrow from #CJEU: Deckmyn v Vandersteen judgment on copyright & parody http://t.co/ndAIMQwBPQ Any predictions from twitter?

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RT @saji: . @ManagingIP The #PTAB is the biggest #patent development in years. Particularly from the validity perspective

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