Draft agreement on a Unified Patent Court and draft Statute
22 September 2011
The IP Federation has issued a statement in support of the "principles paper
” prepared by a sub-group of the European Patent Reform Consultation Group constituted by the IPO, urging that the text of the agreement on a Unified Patent Court and draft Statute requires amendment.
We trust that Ministers will take heed of the arguments and conclusions presented in the principles paper. Without further revision, the current draft Agreement will fail to meet the Government’s goals of being accessible and affordable, and creating laws and procedures which are easy to use. It is more likely to increase cost and create legal uncertainty for applicants and third parties, which in turn has the potential to deter innovation, competition and growth in the UK.
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