The European Patent Office - State of Play

15-04-2015

On invitation of its president, the JURI Committee, on 4-5 May 2015 has visited the European Patent Offices seat in Munich and discussed the state of play of implementation of the new unitary patent, ethical questions of patentability, as well as technical issues deriving from the new challenges after the agreement on a European unitary Patent and in view of ongoing negotiations on international trade partnership agreements. This In–Depth analysis gives some background information on the economic importance and nature of patents, of the new Unitary patent, the legal foundation of the Office, as well as the ways of protecting this intellectual property right.

On invitation of its president, the JURI Committee, on 4-5 May 2015 has visited the European Patent Offices seat in Munich and discussed the state of play of implementation of the new unitary patent, ethical questions of patentability, as well as technical issues deriving from the new challenges after the agreement on a European unitary Patent and in view of ongoing negotiations on international trade partnership agreements. This In–Depth analysis gives some background information on the economic importance and nature of patents, of the new Unitary patent, the legal foundation of the Office, as well as the ways of protecting this intellectual property right.