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Hitch a ride on the patent highway

The EPO is the latest patent office to sign up to a patent prosecution highway. But do these schemes offer more advantages to applicants or examiners? Emma Barraclough reports

On the outskirts of the UK's second city, Birmingham, is one of the country's more notorious pieces of transport architecture: a complex highway interchange built 36 years ago and immediately nicknamed spaghetti junction.

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