Best Practices For Navigating Europe's New Patent Process

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT) -- With more than 250,000 patent applications — comprising both direct and Patent Cooperation Treaty regional phase filings — received in 2012[1], the European Patent Office is a perennial top patent filing destination. The patent process in Europe is a bit different from other jurisdictions and is also undergoing a significant change, making it difficult to navigate for applicants. In this article, I provide information on the current process as well as the proposed changes with the Unitary European Patent, to give readers a better understanding of...
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