[News] Unethical Attempts to Shove Software/Junk Patents Into EU, Thailand
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Koktejl razprava: 'EU vs EPO' in 'Patent litigation in Europe'
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| The European Union (EU) plans to delegate its power to grant Community
| Patents to a non-Community institution, the European Patent Office (EPO). The
| EPO is not bound by any EU regulation, and is often described by academics as
| a 'state in the state'. Members of the European Parliament have also
| criticized the EPO for its lack of political accountability. The EPO grants
| software patents for the European Patent, and will probably grant such
| patents for the Community Patent.
European Parliament Set To Reprimand Mandelson For Pressuring Thailand
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| Shortly after a new government was installed in Bangkok earlier this year,
| European Union trade commissioner Peter Mandelson urged it to review a series
| of compulsory licenses issued by the previous administration that overruled
| patents on several medicines.
| Agnoletto alleged that there is a contradiction between statements that
| Mandelson has made to the Parliament and those contained in his letter. “He
| is using two different languages,” Agnoletto added. “I have the impression he
| is working more for the pharmaceutical industry than for the Commission.”
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