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The Unitary Patent Package: Twelve Reasons for Concern


Reto Hilty


Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Zurich; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Thomas Jaeger


Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Matthias Lamping


Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Hanns Ullrich


Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

October 17, 2012

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 12-12

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A balanced, innovation-friendly and uniform patent system is indispensable for Europe. However, the latest EU proposal for a patent package (Patent Regulation and flanking court system) is both dangerous and misguided. While a superficial glance may create the false impression of a patent law advancement through the proposal, it instead actually threatens to forestall the necessary legal progress and innovation capacities for the foreseeable future. It might prove disastrous to implement a patent system which is already known to be detrimental from both the legal as well as the innovation perspectives. This paper provides a short introduction to the major reasons for concern regarding the current proposals and explains why it is imperative to reconsider the proposals entirely afresh.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: unitary patent, EU patent, patent court, Art. 118 TFEU

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Date posted: November 8, 2012 ; Last revised: December 12, 2012

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Hilty, Reto and Jaeger, Thomas and Lamping, Matthias and Ullrich, Hanns, The Unitary Patent Package: Twelve Reasons for Concern (October 17, 2012). Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 12-12. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2169254 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2169254

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Reto Hilty (Contact Author)
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )
Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de
University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 74/7
Zürich, CH-8001
Switzerland
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Munich, 80539
Germany
Thomas Jaeger
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )
Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany
Matthias Lamping
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law ( email )
Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.ip.mpg.de

Hanns Ullrich
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )
Marstallplatz 1
Munich, 80539
Germany
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