Business voices UNICE and AmCham state the Council is losing track over a compromise on an EU-wide patent and propose it stick to the original Commission proposal. The Council and Parliament will try to agree on the proposal on 26 and 27 November respectively.
Main outstanding issues in the proposal on an EU-wide patent are
- One or more official languages;
- A centralised or decentralised court system to decide on disputes over a Community patent;
- Possible inclusion of a so-called “utility-model”. A patent under the utility-model would give the owner a patent for the period of 10 years without the usual investigations.