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Germany urges action on European patent reform


A key minister in the German government, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU until the end of June, has urged the European Commission to publish its proposals for reforming Europe's patent regime

A key minister in the German government, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU until the end of June, has urged the European Commission to publish its proposals for reforming Europe's patent regime.

"This document needs to be submitted very soon so that we can make headway in this debate, which is once again at an impasse," said Brigitte Zypries, the German Federal Minister of Justice, who was speaking to the European...


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@EIP_Elements @ReddieGrose Makes sense in principle. But patent owners might be aggrieved if they had to pay additional (renewal) fees!

Aug 3 2015 06:45 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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@ReddieGrose Also Sir Robin's discomfort with Bellure http://t.co/ZOqbCSCdve #smellalike

Aug 3 2015 05:20 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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@ReddieGrose Yes, seems reasonable. Can think of some judges who might like to be free of CJEU precedent on eg TM exhaustion & confusion!

Aug 3 2015 04:28 ·  reply ·  retweet ·  favourite
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