The ‘Putting knowledge into practice’ report (INI/2006/2274) adopted by Parliament in May 2007 ‘calls on the Commission and the Member States to propose, in the context of the new Community patent, a procedure for eliminating trivial patents and sleeping patents’.
1. Is the Commission aware of any criteria and instruments to measure patent quality beyond the general requirements regarding ‘inventive step’ and ‘novelty’?
2. What steps is the Commission attempting to take in order satisfy the request for patent quality promotion?