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APEC Readies Talks on Common Patent System

Law360 (October 15, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Member states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum have agreed on the terms for starting negotiations over a common system of patent licensing, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, citing government sources said Tuesday.

Under a common system, a patent granted by any one of the patent offices of the 21 member states and regions of APEC would be valid in all of them, according to the newspaper.

A common system, if realized, would greatly simplify the national system currently in place. Under the current regime, patent applicants...
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