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Patent harmonisation plans make slow progress

Emma Barraclough, London


A group of developed countries has agreed some of the principles that should underpin any future patent harmonisation deal. But differences remain on how those principles should be implemented when it comes to handling grace periods and conflicting applications

A sub-group of the so-called B+ grouping of countries, which comprises representatives from more than 40 of the world’s most advanced economies, has been considering how patent harmonisation can progress.

Now the sub-group, chaired by the UK IPO’s chief...


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