About: EU patent

Digital 02-12-2015

Battistelli: Many Apple patents would not have been granted in Europe

Europe is well on track to having the highly-anticipated EU unitary patent in place, by late 2016. The aim will be to deliver “rigorous” licences to avoid any ‘patent war’ as it is the case in the US, the President of the European Patent Office (EPO), Benoît Battistelli, says.

Rapporteur: ‘Italy is substantially isolated on patent issue’

Although some amendments are required, the European Commission's proposal for a unitary patent is broadly acceptable to MEPs, according to European People's Party MEP Raffaele Baldassarre, the rapporteur in the European Parliament's legal affairs committee who will steer the proposals through the EU assembly.