EuropaBio welcomes EU patent
22 February 2013
Brussels: The group representing the European bioeconomy industry has welcomed the introduction of a single European patent, saying it will boost the EU's international competitiveness.
The new single European patent was signed by all members of the European Union, except Poland and Bulgaria. The declaration will also introduce a Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Commenting on the agreement, EuropaBio's secretary general, Nathalie Moll, said: “This is one of the longest and most eagerly awaited negotiations in the EU's history. Like many other high-tech fields, intellectual property is a key component of our sector's growth and competitiveness in a given region of the world.” [...]