Re: Revision of EU patent system


Subject: Re: Revision of EU patent system
From: ODI LIBRARY (library@odi.org.uk)
Date: su 12 marras 2000 - 14:21:32 EET


> In the last few years the Committee has identified a reduction of the
> number of patent applications by the industry in European countries
> in relation to their US and Japanese competitors. One of the reasons
> for this is the high costs for aquiring a patent and the time consuming
> administrative procedure.

Question - is there any breakdown by patent type of the reduction in
applications? Reason - US (don't know about Japan) allows patents in
areas that EU does not. Would be interesting to see if this is having
any impact.

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