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Concessions fail to solve EU patent deadlock

James Nurton, London


The Belgian presidency of the EU made a raft of proposals in an ultimately futile attempt to break the deadlock over translation arrangements for the EU patent yesterday

Belgium, which holds the EU presidency until the end of this year, sought to seek a compromise based on the three-language system in place at the EPO, but with cost compensation and transitional arrangements to address concerns raised by countries...


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