Re: Revision of EU patent system

Subject: Re: Revision of EU patent system
From: Emanuella Giavarra (
Date: ti 12 marras 1996 - 17:46:00 EET

Mark Perkins wrote:

> 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.
> Mark Perkins, RRMG Librarian
> ODI Library, Portland House
> Stag Place. London SW1E 5DP UK
> TEL: +44 (0)171-393-1650 FAX: +44 (0)171-393-1699

Unfortunately, the report does not give a breakdown per patent type and the
reduction in applications. Maybe we should ask for such a breakdown from
IRDAC or DGXII? It makes sense to have a closer look at that, before a new
instrument is being asked for.

Kind regards,
Emanuella Giavarra

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