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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 Maximilian University of Munich

Thomas Jaeger


University of Vienna - Faculty of Law

Matthias Lamping


Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

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

Abstract:     
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: January 2, 2015

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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: https://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 Maximilian University of Munich
Munich, 80539
Germany
Thomas Jaeger
University of Vienna - Faculty of Law ( email )
Schottenbastei 10-16
Vienna, A-1010
Austria
HOME PAGE: http://deicl.univie.ac.at/en/
Matthias Lamping
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( 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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