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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.
As reported earlier, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement. After a series of draft text leaks in 2008, 2009 and 2010 the negotiating parties had published a first official version of the then current draft on April 20, 2010.
The Peer-to-Patent project (also known as the Community Patent Review project) is an initiative that seeks reform of the patent system by gathering public input in a structured, productive manner. Peer-to-Patent seeks to improve the quality of issued patents by connecting the USPTO to an open network of experts online. In July 2009, I had reported that a first pilot phase of the U.S.
Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne, Minister for enterprise and streamlining policy of Belgium As already reported yesterday on this Blog, today there has been an extraordinary session of the EU Council - Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) - solely devoted to the EU Patent issue. The Council session begun on Wednesday November 10, 2010, at 1600h.
Mr Ian Hargreaves On November 11, 2010, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) has announced that Professor Ian Hargreaves will lead an independent review into how the intellectual property system can better drive growth and innovation. A press release indicated that Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Wilcox revealed the review would be led by the current chair of Dig ...
Interpreter in the EU Parliament (Strasbourg) Earlier this month I reported on an epic failure of the EU Council to reach a political agreement on the question of languages and translations for the planned EU Patent. The proceedings in the extraordinary session held on November 10, 2010, must have been so depressing that Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne, Minister for enterprise and s ...