Brussels – EU common patent gets boost from bloc’s industry boss after decades of delays.
IP lobby group IP2Innovate, which includes Daimler, BMW and Intel, said it shares Breton’s view that the patent system needs to be adapted to the digital age and needs a single EU patent.
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L’UE face au fléau des «chasseurs de brevets»
Some companies are worried about the spread of the patent troll phenomenon in Europe. Some have even sent a letter to Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Industry, calling for a “balanced approach to intellectual property and measures against non-practicing entities (NPE): legal person with no activity known as Patent Troll”.
Fight the patent rolls: Compromise on new law divides the economy
A change to the German #patent is likely to adopted this Friday, which for the first time considers the complexity of modern products in the digital age.
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A Push to End Germany’s Status as ‘Paradise for Patent Trolls’
Apple and Nvidia have joined German companies advocating for legislation to make the country a less attractive destination for NPEs.