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US, EU Inch Towards Transatlantic Patent System

hypnosec (2231454) writes | about 2 years ago

EU 1

hypnosec (2231454) writes "Patent offices of the US and Europe have published a new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) System signaling that they are inching towards a universal patent system. The universal patent system or the CPC as US and Europe calls it, has been developed to make the working of patent offices on either side of the Atlantic more efficient; reduce duplication of work; bring in efficiency while searching for prior art and make documents more accessible to patent offices across the globe. The draft for the CPC has been released with the effective date pegged as January 1, 2013."
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Patents! (1)

tchall (1146319) | about 2 years ago | (#41524033)

There goes the neighborhood... US patent law is so screwed up that instead of fixing it we're gonna add a whole 'nother level of complexity...

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