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THE EUROPEAN PATENT: AN OLD AND VEXING PROBLEM

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In December 2012, the European Parliament supported the creation of a European patent with unitary effect. For the next year at least, the international patent community will be on the edge of its proverbial seat, waiting to see whether the proposal becomes a reality. If it does, it will be a significant event in both the long and rich history of patent law, and in the equally rich and understudied history of attempts to create a European patent system. In this article I consider the three po...

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10.1017/S0020589313000304

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty, Intellectual Property
Role:
Author
Journal:
INTERNATIONAL and COMPARATIVE LAW QUARTERLY
Volume:
62
Issue:
4
Pages:
917-940
Publication date:
2013-10-05
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EISSN:
1471-6895
ISSN:
0020-5893
URN:
uuid:2a750347-6b01-4639-b0dc-8aac84cce7f1
Source identifiers:
449547
Local pid:
pubs:449547
Language:
English
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