As it was reported by my colleague Volker 'Falk' Metzler on his Visae Patentes Blog earlier this day, there are indications that the well-informed EurActiv network has seen a new compromise text proposed by the Belgian Presidency, which is hoped to have the potential to break the deadlock and lead to a historic deal at an extra-ordinary Competitiveness Council to be held on November 10, 2010 (i.e. tomorrow).
Just today Document 15395/10 dated November 08, 2010, has surfaced, confirming those reports. It is authored by the present Belgian EU Presidency and titled Proposal for a Council Regulation on the translation arrangements for the European Union patent - Political orientation.
For those who need a concise presentation of the timeline of the planned EU Patent, the first section of that Document 15395/10 gives an extended chronological overview starting with August 01, 2000. On this day the EU Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Regulation on the Community patent. The timeline as presented ends with the policy debate held by the EU Council on October 11, 2010, on the elements for a compromise by the Presidency for a political orientation regarding the main principles and features of the translation arrangements for the European Union patent ...Zum vollständigen Artikel