Parliament approves EU unitary patent rules, Plenary Session Competition − 11-12-2012 - 13:00
"EU inventors will soon be able to get a unitary patent at last. After over 30 years of talks, a new regime will cut the cost of an EU patent by up to 80%, making it more competitive vis-à-vis the US and Japan. MEPs cut costs for small firms and tailored the regime to their needs, in a compromise deal with the Council endorsed by Parliament on Tuesday.
"In three separate voting sessions, MEPs approved the so-called "EU patent package" (unitary patent, language regime and unified patent court)."
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