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Last versions as voted by the Parliament and the Council on December 11th and 17th, 2012

The Unitary Patent Package: Twelve Reasons for Concern, Max-Planck Institute

We reproduce here a paper from the Max-Plank Institute1, opening it to comments.

  • 1. The Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, which has functioned as a politically and economically unbiased centre of legal competence for European intellectual property legislation ever since its foundation in 1966, is a well-recognized scientific commentator and advisor on the evolution of European patent law.

Motion on the project for a European Patent Court by Law professors and lawyers

The undersigned professors of Law and lawyers consider it necessary to draw attention to the situation of the project for a European court system specifically for patents on inventions.

Criticisms of the governance of the European Patent Office

While the Commission's initial proposal for a regulation on the unitary patent gives a major role to the European Patent Office (EPO) in the granting and administration of this unitary patent, the governance of EPO has been highly criticized, included by academics, EPO staff, governmental studies, the European Parliament, or the Commission itself. This page collects evidences that EU should take advantage of the regulation on the unitary patent to address the problem of governance of the European patent system.