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Brimelow backs PCT reform to beat backlogs

James Nurton, Washington DC

Reforming the Patent Cooperation Treaty is “the most important game in town” when it comes to addressing backlogs, EPO President Alison Brimelow said last week

She also warned that creating a plurilateral patent prosecution highway could "involuntarily damage" the PCT.

Addressing a luncheon at the AIPLA Annual Meeting, Brimelow said patent offices are "struggling to cope" with backlogs, which stand at 500,000 in the EPO...

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