Single European Patent Would Spur Growth: EU

Law360, New York (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has once again called for the creation of a single European patent, arguing that the absence of such a system is hurting the growth of the technology sector in the EU.

An EU-wide patent system has been seriously discussed for more than a decade, but has been held up by disagreements over the translations of legal language and other issues. In a proposal issued Friday calling for increased funding for research and development in information and communication technologies, the commission again reiterated its...
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