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Battistelli sets out unitary patent fee priorities

James Nurton, Amsterdam


Renewal fees for unitary patents must be set a level that makes the system attractive for users, EPO President Benoît Battistelli told Managing IP this week

But he added that the unitary patent must also cover its costs: as not all EPO member states are part of the system, it should not be subsidised by the Office.

“Our first priority is to create an attractive unitary...


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