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Ministerin Lambrecht will rigider gegen „Patenttrolle“ vorgehen

Die Bundesjustizministerin will das Patentrecht modernisieren – und zwar stärker als noch in einem ersten Diskussionsentwurf angekündigt.
Patrick Oliver

IP2I shares feedback on the Commission’s roadmap for the IP Action Plan

IP2Innovate has responded to the request for feedback on the upcoming European Commission’s Intellectual Property Action Plan.
IP2Innovate

IP2Innovate event, Ensuring Europe's patent system is fit for purpose in the digital age, 9 June

Patrick Oliver

New report: Europe faces a growing problem of firms abusing the patent system for financial gain

A  published today gives unique insight into how some non-practising entities (NPEs), also known as patent asserting entities (PAEs) or patent trolls, game Europe’s patent system. The report also provides further evidence that the problem of patent trolls is migrating to Europe from the US, and it proposes several policy responses to address the problem.

Statement by IP2Innovate in reaction to Commissioner Breton’s comments about the European patent system

“IP2Innovate welcomes Commissioner Breton’s  today and we support his call for a balanced and effective European IP system,” said Patrick Oliver, Executive Director of IP2Innovate.

Wide cross-section of industry urges the European Commission to take action to stop PAEs from gaming the patent system in Europe

Thirty-five companies and four industry groups representing over 150 companies from different industry sectors, have written to European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, urging him to take action to clamp down on Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) – otherwise known as “patent trolls”.
Euractiv

Breton renews calls for a single European patent system

Industry welcomed Breton’s comments on Monday, but also noted the importance of adapting a single framework for a European patent, before steaming ahead with the establishment of the UPC.

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