The value of a well-designed EU patent

Publishing date
21 November 2012

After more than 30 years of negotiations, the European Union is closer to having a unified patent system. After the agreement on translation requirements for the EU Patent back in December 2011, negotiations are now focusing on patent courts and litigation rules. In this video, Research Fellow Bruno van Pottelsberghe explains why it has taken Europe so long to come up with this system and why it matters for the European economy.

For more on on the EU patent, take a look at Bruno's blueprint Lost property: The European patent system and why it doesn't work

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