About: Arnaldo Abruzzini

European Patent Office, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Unitary Patent, or how to turn a great European project into a tax on innovation

Competitiveness Council ministers must intervene in a process that is currently moving in a totally non-innovative direction if the Unitary Patent is to prove a boost for European competitiveness and growth, rather than a tax on innovation, writes Arnaldo Abruzzini.

EU Social Dialogue ‘mission creep’

Social dialogue is a cornerstone of the European social model and has been enshrined at EU level since the 1980s. It is, by definition, a difficult process, and its workings and structures differ considerably across the continent, writes Arnaldo Abruzzini.
Trade & Society 16-10-2014

What should there be in a SME TTIP chapter?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has the potential to benefit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) considerably if it is tailored to their real needs, writes Arnaldo Abruzzini .  
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How Can Small and Medium Enterprises Power Europe’s Recovery?

99% of the industry landscape in Europe is built on SME’s power and 9 out of 10 enterprises in Europe are actually micro enterprises, as defined by the EU Law (10 employees or less), so the actual influence of this sector is enormous.

Absence of European patent costs Europe

While Germany, France and the UK argue over the seat of the main patent court, Europe is loosing €425,000 a day, writes Arnaldo Abruzzini from Eurochambres.