Verheugen adds to Community patent momentum
Patent protection in Europe is “cumbersome and costly” and there is an “urgent need” for both a Community patent and a solution to pan-European litigation, according to European Commission vice-president Günter Verheugen
His comments, made in a speech today at the European Patent
Forum 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, are the latest sign that
momentum is building towards a Europe-wide agreement on patent
Verheugen said that, following the introduction of the
London Agreement, there were promising signals that
a deal could be done during the lifetime of this Commission
that is, within the next 18 months.
But he added: Im not happy with the progress
its still too slow....
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