Unitary EU patent proposal: Summary of the impact assessment
Author: European Commission
||13 April 2011
The procedure for searching, examining and granting European patents is well-functioning and widely accepted by applicants from Europe and third countries. This standardised procedure, however, is complemented by mandatory post-grant procedures that are complex, divergent and result in unnecessary cost for business. This Impact Assessment looks into the problems and possible solutions with respect to the post-grant stage of patent protection.
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