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Fight the patent rolls: Compromise on new law divides the economy

A change to the German patent law is likely to adopted this Friday, which for the first time considers the complexity of modern products in the digital age, told Ludwig von Reiche, IP2I board member, German newspaper, Handelsblatt, referring to the upcoming Friday vote in Bundestag. 

 

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IP2Innovate calls on the European Commission to strengthen EU law to ensure a balanced patent system and enhance Europe’s competitiveness

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